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Containing President Wilson's Address at Hodgenville, Ky., September 4, 1916 



B'S FOB SEPTEMBER 9. 




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iV always" 
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1 



ready about September i . 

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laSS 



ENGLAND'S MAN OF 
COMMON SENSE 



Stale* i 






eling particularly 



BY FREDERICK PALMER r„ 



splitter -to -President business is 

out of date, he might consider the case of Robertson of 

England, a land of dukes and duchesses. Let him not draw 

toq quick Coih-Iiim»ii- about any piivale of itch la i infantry 

down on the Mexican bordffl 

the armies of the United States on some future 

when we are fighting for our life. By that time war may 

be waged entirely in the air, but we shall need the best man 

we have to take charge of the operations, whether he began 

his career blacking boots or riding in father's limousine 

with a tutor. If he delivers the goods, we shall not ask about 

bis origin. England is not concerned about Robertson's. 

There was Grant, the tanner's son, who finished the Civil 
War at Appomattox; Sheridan, the son of an Irish 
ant, who assisted him with the cavalry. They called Grant 
Unconditional-Nun endor Grant, which is our American way 
of conferring titles. By the same token, England' 
would be Common-Sense Robertson. Now 
gone, he is the supreme soldier. If one day 
the British army strike a telling " " 
England will not give him, this general 

General Sir William Robert Robertson, K.C.a., 
K. C. V. 0., D. S. O., chief of the Imperial Staff, 
whom the Court Circular frequentl 
being received in audience by the K 
papers mention as in frequent conference with the 
Prime Minister, is the same William Robertson who 

The early advantages of G: 
denied to this thickset man 
heavy eyebrows, shrewd, twinkling eyes, 
direct, cheery, businesslike way of rece 
visitors, who sits in a large, 
the War Office directing the 
million British soldiers between English 
drill grounds and the trenches— armies 
in France, Saloniki, German East Africa, 
India — and their feeding, equipment, and 
transport in the third, which Kitchener 
said would be England's, year of the war. 
Grant, Lee, Jackson, Longstreet, Sher- 
man, Sheridan, never served in the ranks. 
All went to West Point. At the 
of the Civil War, with its four years 
test which brought merit to the top, 
army commander was a West Pointer, 
as were also the great majority of corps 
commanders. Some people complained 
that the West Pointers had a clique to 
the prejudice of natural talent. The re- 
ply was that West Point training gave 
the groundwork of mental training which 
was bound to tell, making West Point 
a kind of "brai 



p A y s calculation ami elliricncy. 

Actually he is fifty-five 
But by the army list he is fifty-six; and fifty-s 
ntVieialty len.a.n. Seventeen u-.is the legal ag. 



Tin- make-- ];,,!,,..| l.-nn's 






airy charge ; 



general. Luke O'Conn 
. Hecto; 

Macdonald 
tion from the ranks 
organization of the British 
molded by another from the 




is brigadiership by a ca 

in. They were vigorous, daring field soldiers. 
■ end was pointed to l.y those opposed lo promo- 

proof of 



his drill, his daily 
Lieutenant Robertson, who had formed t 



Where 
3, and keeps step, 
ndustry, proceeded 




war is a business. At the Staff College 
a man gets a tag that stays with him 
throughout his army career. Officers with 
Staff College experience have been the re- 
sponsible organizers of the British new 
army. When the crisis came they were 

application became invaluable. Universal 

(union was that the two ablest graduates of the 

mpenal Staff College were Sir William Robertson 

nd Sir Douglas Haig. who is now the commander 

ii chief in France. 

Sir William was doing staff work at the outbreak 

the South African War. which looked such an 

y task for the British army and v 

such a formidable one. South i 

experience, developing leaders for the pres- 
It found the British army the victim of 



nothing 



nds 



or no connection with the rough and bloody work of 
masses at men trying to kill one another." 

Almost as though foreseeing the retreat Cram Mons, 
he laid great stress upon a good defensive retreat 
when necessary against a superior force. He pointed 
out as an example Wellington in Spain and Jackson 
and Lee in Virginia. But however much officers 
studied, they must not forget that it is "the think- 
ing and not the reading which counts for most. 
Avoid the habit of asking too many questions of 
your chief as to how things are to be done. If he 
has to tell you how to do a thing, it will probably 
be more trouble to him than doing the thing him- 

act with all my might to bring my troops to the 
right place at the right time 



/est tribes, which periodically go on the warpath. 
,s there was nothing inviting to the average man 
i studying the dialects of a wild and remote section 
f the world, the army gave monetary rewards and 
tnff honors to those who qualified. Robertson made 
bargain with a native teacher. Pay was to be 
y the lesson. The teacher was to come early in 
le morning and waken the pupil if he were asleep. 
,s a result the pupil missed no lessons. He had 
i rise because the teacher kept up a sharp pounding 
to miss a fee. While 



The Hard -Working Organizer Type 

W campaign was on. Besides the other things that 
Robertson knew, he now knew Afridi, which made 
him invaluable on the staff. He was severely 



. the 1 



of sha 



He i 



which our army received in the Sp 
out South Africa and without the Staff College, 
Britain would have been far more unprepared than 
she was at the outbreak of the Great War. 

There could be no doubt how such a man as 
the dependable, knowing Robertson could be used 
in South Africa. Such a trained organizer would 
be kept on the staff. He led no columns in pursuit 
of the Boers. He had to do with the immense busi- 
ness of organizing un<\ supplying the forces working 
over vast stretches of country. Lord Roberts and 
Lord Kitchener often rcgret':cd that there were not 
more Robertsons. The two years' test of merit left 
him with a tine professional reputation. Of the type 



ing up that loyalty i 



a private he had practiced what he preached in this 
respect. He went on working, silently and obediently. 
The chief of staff obeys the government and subordi- 
nate generals obey the chief of staff, and so on down. 
After he left the Staff College he became chief 
director of military operations, which meant that 



the 



galla 



He did not cease his study of languages when he 
returned from India. His success as a linguist is 

universally accepted dictum about the difficulty of 
learning a language after one is forty in nowise 
When he wanted to learn 



it did not matter to him whether or 
known to the public. In all wars man 

owes his public fame to some capable sta 

After South Africa the British arm 
reforms. It had learned more respect f. 
working organizer type. From 1901 to 1 
son was assistant director of military 
With his next step upward he might be 



under his hand. This 

Cieat War began, at the 
August day the British 

had studied and thought 



held 



age of lifiyi 



On1 



He Provided Three Meals a Day 

TNDIVIDUALLY, if any man was ready for war, it 
J-was Robertson. It was said of him, as of Roberts, 
that he knew the army in all of its branches, from 
the ground up. He knew the men because he had 
served in the ranks with them; he had been wounded 
in action; he knew transport and intelligence; he 
had been for ten years in the heart of organization; 
he knew the capabilities < 

they had served under him at the Staff College 
he had watched their work in then -tarf \ 

As director of military operations |, e had been in 

e staff details of 

orked out before the war for sending 

the British Expeditionary Force to France had been 

For him and for 

prepared i 







LIIEH'S FOR SEPTEMB] 



THE MODERN JUDGMENT 
OF SOLOMON IT.??***™ B .\ V * M .. L ?* N . 



body'd ever mistake your hossev — nobody that's been 
watchin' the way they run." 

Pitkin craned his neck and snorted with wrath. 
morning, and the Old Man furry had drawn two crosses side by side, 
l!a tree made queer and the inference was plain. 

> the Jungle Circuit "That's your notion, is it?" said he, rising. "Well, 

Old Man furry found the shade first one thing is a mortal cinch, Curry; you'll never 
and felt that he was entitled to it by right of dis- catch me psalm sinking round a race track, and any 
covery, consequently he did not move when Henry M. time I want to preach, I'll hire a church! Put that 
Pitkin signified an intention of sharing the coolness in your pipe and smoke it!" 
with him. Old Man Curry had less than a bowing "I ain't smokin', thankee, I'm chewin' mostly," rc- 



"Hot, 

asked th 



latch for Mr. Henry M. Pitkin, who could have 

.ikon the shirt away from a Chinese river pirate. 
The double-cross would have been an excellent rac- 

ad double-crossed everyone who ever trusted him, 
veryone with whom he had come in contact. He 
ad even double-crossed old fabe Johnson, his negro 

ccurate index on the smallne — of Pitkin's soul. 
How such a decent old darky as Uncle Gabe ever 



variety is another 
and longer story. It 
is enough to say that 



hv wav ot making a 
little talk. "What you 
reading. Curry?" 

Old Man Curry 
looked up from the 

chewing his straw. 
and regarded Pitkin 



him right. He ought 
to come to shame- 
Pretty hot for this 



manded. 



Did 







died thoroughbreds, 
glimpses of his his- 
tory which : 
present occupation 
all the ! 



miss it." He lapsed into silence, and the stra 
began to twitch to the slow grinding motion < 
his lower jaw. A very stupid man might ha\ 
seen at a glance that Curry did not wish to be di 

the need of conversation. 

"I've been thinking," said he. "that my racin 
colors are too plain — yellow jacket, white sleeve 
white cap. There'- so many yellows and whites th; 

design on the back of the jacket— something thi 
ance that the horse wi 

which is your hosses?" 1 

■ere.l Pitkin. "I was trying to thin 
some kind. Lucky Baldwin used i 



"Roosters an' risin' suns don't mean anything,' 
said he judicially. "An emblem ought to mean 
something to the public— it ought to stand for some- 
thi "?-" .. _ 



would tell people at a j 

from the Pitkin stable?" 

Old .Man furry closed I 



' replied old (iabe 



marked the old ■;■ -n'Vni.in i» Pitkin'- vanishing coal 
tails. "Well, now, looks like I made him sort of 
angry. What is it that Solomon wrote 'bout the 

THEY used to r-ay that the meanest man in the 
world was the Mean Man from Maine, but this is 
a slander on the good old Pine Tree State, for Henry 
M. Pitkin never was east of the Mississippi River in 
his life. He claimed Iowa as his native soil, and all 

for his arrest on a charge connected with the mis- 
appropriation of funds. Young Mr. Pitkin escaped 
over the State line westward, beating the said war- 
rant a nose in a whipping tmi.-h, and after a devious 
career covering many years and many States he 
turned up on the Jungle Circuit, bringing with him 
a string of horses, a gentle, soft-spoken old negro 
trainer, an Irish jockey named Mulligan, and two 
stable hands, each as black as the ace of spades. 

The Jungle Circuit has always been peculiarly 
rich in catch-as-catch-can burglars and daylight 
highwaymen, but after they bad studied Mr. Pitkin's 
system closely these gentlemen refused to enter into 
a protective alliance 
O'Connor remarked, "t 



f mu>cMesh, and in addition t 
it the price— fifty dollar.- a 
id only part of that fifty paid, 
rt with money under any en 



Gabe bc- 



■ became also the ow 






1 small breeding farm, had picked t 

They were as like as two peas with every honest 

right to the resemblance, for they were half-brothers 

by the same sire, and there was barely a week's differ- 
ence in their ages. Uncle Cabc looked the baby racers 
carefully before giving it as his opinion 



thai 






Grouchy 



apart?" asked Pitkin 



ught 1 



(hi. 



Pit- 



Gabe grinned. "Yes, suh," he answered. "They 



i black sheep as close to the shive 
ing hide as he would shear a white one, and tl 
horses of the Pitkin stable performed according 1 
price, according to investment, according to orders- 
according to everything in the world hi 
racing form, and honest endeavor. In way.- th; 
dark and tricks that are vain the heathen 'hit 
the top of hi- heathenish bent would have he. 



; Gabe sharply. He knew that the 
s colt to be better than the other. 
," he said after a moment. "Tell 
You've been deviling me for that 
rs till I'm sick of listening to you. 



Uncle Gabe i 



and Gabe realized t 



LIER'S FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 

bad race horse, but he's yours and not mine. It's 
what you pet for being a poor picker." 

The hay colts were neanng the end of their three- 
yea^-old form when the Pitkin string- arrived on the 
Jungle Circuit ami t«-i=k up ipj.u tovs next door to Old 
Man Curry and his "Bible burses." Sergeant Smith 
was the star of the stable and the principal money 
winner, when it suite! Pitkin to let him run for the 
money, while General Duval, as like his half brother 

defeats to his di-credit ami his feed l„U was breaking 
old Gabc's heart The trainer often looked at Gen- 
eral Duval and -hook his head. 



fes," answered Curry, "an' I'vi 
suspect that somebody switched tl 
Gabe, 



Pitkin. You 



beyon' suspectiii' 



h;,„,rs l 



■s. sub. I got the proof. Mulligan, he - 
iefo' he lights out, 'Gabe,' he say, 'th: 
le belong to you by rights. Pitkin. It 
i afteh yo' went to bed that first nig 

.'bbe the boy was jusl tryin' to stir u] 
troulile." sug.uesled old Man Curry 



he said nothing oolil 



Gale "This ain't the 



Pitkin, coming from 
"Gabe say thisyer 



?t him?" demanded 

itkin. 

"Outen that stull 



"Oh, come 


now," laughed Pitkin, "you've b 
tQT ami you're afraid you've picked 
Be a sport, Gabe; stick with y 


e monkey business done round yei 
aged negro. "Been a li'l night walk 
bring out that Sergeant Smith colt 




Mulligan, the Irish jockey. 

Now, Mulligan was small, but 
a giant and the courage of one 

on charges of assault and battery. In 
■eight pounds 



size — he could ride 



u picked this colt here. If you've changed you 

"My mind ainjt changed none." replied old Gabe 

'Who would change him on you, eh? Du yot 

Why -uhy, no suh, no, but—" 
"Then shut up! You're always beefing aboui 



nployer had treat, d him I ke a child in money 
rs. and when Pitkin called him a bow-lcgged 
thief and an Irish ape. he wa- putting a match 



-.aotling which lie had been saving for just such an 

emergency, and Pitl.n. k.-t mtei^-t m theconversation. 

Mulligan left him lying on the floor of the tackle 

room, and though he was ir. somewhat of a hurry to 



it if I has to fight 

There was another long -deuce while Gabe waited. 
"I reckon Solomon would have Ills hands full 
rrnghtenin' out this tangle," said Old Man Curry 
last. "You can't break into the stall an' take 
at hoss away from Pit 



And 



he's got him 
in his colors— 



WHATEVER his opinic 
the two eolis in ihr. 



property; General Duval 

oats. Sergeant Smith 



everyone connected with tl 
hat the striking likeness d 
and performanc 



If they ask you, 
way I went." 

That night Old Man Currj 



another thing we've got to take 

You'll know whenever this Serge 

"Yes, suh; I'm boun' to know 

"All right. Go on back to w 

with Pitkin. Don't let him km 

out anything, an' keep me poste 
Might be a good thing if we 
goin' to bet on him. ~ 
hoss lately." 



ahead o' time, 




life a burden to old Gabe and the two black stable 


The next morning he was on hand 


hands. Gabe swallowed the abuse with a patient 


early enough to see General Duval re- 


smile, but the two roustabouts muttered to them- 


turn from an exercise gallop, and there 


selves and eyed their employer with malevolence. 




They had also been missing pay days. 


"Come here, Gabe," said Pitkin. "Ain't 


One evening Pitkin stuck his head out of the door 


that Curry's nigger jockey?" 


of the tackle room and called for his trainer. 


"Yes, suh; that's Jockey Moseby Jones, 


"Gabe! Oh, Gabe! Now where is that good-for- 




nothing old nigger?" 


"What's lie doing around this stable?" 


"Comin', sub. cominy" answered Gabe, shuffling 


"He kind o' gittin" acquainted with the 


along the line of stalls. "Yo" want to see me, boss?" 




"Shut the door behind yon." growled Pitkin. "I 


"Acquainted? What for?" 


was thinking it wns about time we ei.it this Sergeant 


"Well, suh, they's a maiden race nex' 


Smith colt loose." 


Satu'day, an' T was thinkin' mebbe the 


"Yes, suh," answered Gabe. "He's ready to go, 


Gen'al could win it if he gits a good ride. 


boss." 


Jockey Jones didn't have no otheh en- 



-(■plied Cal.r. "lie'- a heap belter 'r 
i -hruvin' lately; that's a fact." 

: bur-es like Calloway ami Hartshorn'?' 



"Well, suh, if he gits a good, 
hing, He been messed all oveh 



"I waul m -tip bun inlo the fourth race next 
Saturday," said Pitkin, "and he'll have Calloway 
and Hartshorn to beat. There ought to be a nice 
price on him — 4 or 5 to 1, anyway, on account of 
what, lie's been showing lately." 

"Yo' goin' bet on him, suh?" 

"Straight and place." said Pitkin, "but I won't bet 
a nickel here at the track. They'll be asking ; 



"Oh, you did, did you? 1 
to me, Gabe: I don't want anybody from 
the Curry stable hanging around this 
place. Chances are this little nigger will 
be trying to pick up an earful to 
back to his boss, the psalm-singing old 
hypocrite! If Curry should find out 
we're leveling with Sergeant Smith next 
Saturday, he might go into the ring and 



hnl, 



i colt b 



rying to get a In 
irting him a litt 
le's game— any 1 
«ut the stable m 



You 



it' they ask 

playing him this time." 

"Yes, suh." 

"You're absolutely sure he's ready?" 

"Ready? Why, boss, ain't yo' been v. 
way that colt is workin'? Yo' kin bet '< 
quits takin' it an' not lie scared." 

"That's all I want to know, Gabe, and 
I told you about keeping that big mout 
shut. If I hear of any talk— " 

; to start: tha 



jacket for him 
answered Gabe 



snappd Pitkin, "and tha 

"I thought he was a 1 
gentleman." said Gabe. 

"He's got a lot of peop 
has," replied Pitkin wi 
profanity, "but I've had his n 
right along. He's a crook, but hi 
away with it on account of that 
tailed coal- -the saiat inmnious old scoun- 
drel! Don't you have anything to do with him, Gabe.' 

"Me?" said Gabe professing mild astonishment 
"Humph! I reckon not!" ' 

"Always stick with 
"and remember which - 

"That's whut I'm a 

o' figgeh the Gen'a 
Satu'day i; '" 




Saturday's maiden n 
/as no exception. Th< 
/as a sizzling paddock 
n The Cricket, a nerve 



hundred .lobars of ill-got- 
ten gains as wagers, but 
at 8 to 5 tickets on The 
Cricket had no value save 



!ila;i\ct,d lmr>e round ami m am! the paddock -tall-. 
Id Man Curry sat on the fence, thoughtfully chew- 
seemingly taking 
surroundings, but he saw Pitkin as sooi 
paddock, 




i K S E I' T E I 



THE EBONY STICK 

BY EARL DERR BIGGERS 



the most bloody and 


sent the thousand dollars speeding toward Italy. 


terrible warfare" — 


Then he returned to sit before his desk in humble 


"A woman," inter- 


and pathetic contrition, while the sneers of his 


rupted Dick Merrill. 


enemies regarding his age and absent-mindedness 


"It was a woman llial 


tilled his thoughts. He was a most unhappy man. 


done it. Maybe you re- 


Perhaps he would not have been so unhappy 


member her — C e 1 i a 


had he known that by those two days of delay 


War.' — slit.' used to smc; 


he had done Bob Merrill a most unexpected service. 




For he had caused (he ranchman to break his sacred 


hereabouts a few years 


contract with Thomas Cook & Son to leave Rome 


oack." 


on an appointed day, and thereby enabled him — 



the schools of short-story writing it must 1 
we confess that the incident t 

thing to do then is to go back 
beginning— back tn that rainy Saturday morning 

the little Italian liner slipped i 
fog-engulfed pier in the North River, New York, 
carrying Boh Merrill ultimately to his ladylove, but 
first to the adventure of the ebony stick. 

Though Celia Ware's letter of surrender i. 
his pocket, there was a homesick twinge in thi 
; he watched the tov 
to the mist. Little . 




mahogany 
tst his glasses. The bank 

scornful statement as to Rome 
nd then read 

Ctibk fhottsmxl dnlhus i„,,»t dmtthj. rare Nnlinntt* 
:s pre sit. Keep mutter under hat. Bob. 

"What do you make of it, major?" Merrill asked 
The major smiled. 



promised to at 
id Dick Merrill, 
for the Silver Star Ranch. 

There was a rumor *in that Texas city to the 

effect that Major THlfair was growing too old and 
forgetful for the position he held, and, unkind as 
sounds, subsequent events seemed to 
justify it. The gentle old president 
for a moment to his newspaper. Shortly after he 
was interrupted by the cashier, who had an impor- 
tant matter to discuss. The cabled appeal from 
Bob Merrill slipped out of sight on his cluttered 
desk, and for two days the Texas ranchman waited 



brother'- roll," he replied. 

"That's how I figure it," I 
a smile. "He's been in Italy 1 






light ! 



■ in.) 



litely 



■ Clay 



is Henry Howard Fisher." 

Two days Merrill had spent in Manhattan, and 

hungry for companionship. Quickly 

Texas, the Silver 

Star, and suggested ; 

"Come and have a cigar then," Merrill offered. 
It developed that 

Merrill 
tnfle -uspiciously ■ 
thus in the neighborhood < 

and winning, and he was 
delighted, he said, to accompany Merrill to the 
smoking room for a chat. 

COMFORTABLY scat,.,!, Mr. Fisher regarded the 
ranchman thoughtfully while the latter made 
known his wants to a steward. Then with a some- 
what satisfied air he took up, and showed himself a 



om this man Cook in New York. I ho 
clean him out of those too. Well, 
-ight for wandering off the range. I 



e of that art which has made Caruso wealthy. 


master of the waning art of conversation. They 


third day followingHhe visit of Dick Merrill 


spoke of the war. Mr. Fisher touched lightly on the 


ank, Major Tellfair entered at two minutes 


matter that was now taking him abroad. It seemed 


le in the morning to hear Clay giving a 


that a rich tract of land in the neighborhood of Na- 


rendering of a favorite song. Fortunately 


ples, which he owned, had been atrociously taxed be- 


) Merrill, two lines of that song reached 


cause of Italy's recent entry into the great conflict, 




and he was going ..ver to adjust the matter. A ter- 


"DurUvu—Ah <n,> f/ruiein' of— 


rible bore, said he. sighing. He inquired as to the 
route of Bob Merrill, and the ranchman explained 


how Cook, friend of tourists, had arranged every- 


■! The Silver Star Ranch! Bob Merrill's 


thing m advance. 


im! In an agonv of remorse the old major 


"Cook picked me up this morning after breakfast 


into his office, unearthed the message, and 


in New York," he laughed, "and he won't drop me 



until after dinner on the night of the 20th of July, 


sight. There was but one person on the boat— 


at his side. "It surely does me good to hea. a laugh 


when I land back in the North River. Tickets, 


a little old lady who looked the sewing circle but 


like yours," she said. "Would vmi mind telling me 


hotels, everything bought and paid for, and, you 


was a famous traveler — who seemed to find his 


the joke?" 


might say, in my pocket." 


comlly manners displeasing. 


He told her, and she .joined him in his mirth. 


Fisher laughed. "You might as well send your 


Often the ranchman tried to discover some busi- 


"A small world," she remarked scornfully. "I 


trunk," he said. 


ness connection of his friend, but in vain. "You'll 


guess not. I guess I know. I've been traveling 


The satire, however, was lost: on his friendly audi- 


find a volume of my poems on sale at Brentano's in 


in it more than thirty years; just going on and on. 


ence. Merrill took out a typewritten route sheet 


New York," said Fisher one day, and thereby be- 


The uneasy woman, boy, you see her in the flesh." 



d read from it: 

"Land Naples eight o'clock Saturday night, June 

, stop Grand Hotel du Vesuve; June 11, breakfast 

d lunch at hotel, take train Statione Centrally 

fee o'clock p. m. for Rome, dinner on train, arrive 

ime seven o'clock, stop Hotel Quirinal — " 

"You don't stay long in Naples," Mr. Fisher 



"Friend," replied Bob Merrill. "1 don't stay long 
anywhere until I get to Florence. Expect to do a 
little sight-seeing on the return trip to Naples, wh 
I get a boat : 



save for those acres in Italy, no earthly bu>ine^ 
seemed to hold him. 

The fifth day the rain ceased, and the waves began 
to calm. A few of the suffering passengers crept 
cautiously on deck. "They remind me," said Bob 
Merrill to Fisher, "of old Jeb Peters, our town athe- 
ist back home, the first time he went into the Metho- 
dist Church. Peters was willing to give the plac- 
a trial, hut everything had to be just so,'* 



"Seems to me it's dangerous for you to travel in 
Europe now," said Merrill. 

"I hope so," she answered. "Danger's great fun. 
My sister and I were stoned in Spain during the 

Spanish-American War. [low Nellie did enjov the 
thrill! She used to travel with me, Nellie did. Died 






the 

It's lonely 



home. You see, Mrs. Merrill * 
. this stranger he frankly 



rnu.\ 

J- thr 



forgot crept 



"Youth on the prow and pleasure at the helm," 
quoted Mr. Fisher delightedly. "It certainly is re- 
freshing to find somebody going abroad on a happy 
errand in these war times." 



Inuked Merrill 



been down to arrange for your seat at table, 
did Cook do that for you too?" 

This was something Cook had left to Merri 
own initiative, and Mr. Fisher accompanied him 
the dining saloon on the 
errand. Thus it came 
about that the ranchman 
and the pleasant Fisher 



the world in which he lived. For fi 
had plowed on, seeing nothing save one 
boat. For nine more days, over three tl 
of water, they were still to plow. In a 
ence he considered these things; how t 
so much greater than he had ever drea 
Silver Star back there in Texas was bu 
tant atom in God's huge scheme of earl 



day- they 



With wonder in 1 

he leaned closer. 
"Something I've 



Bob Merrill, the 






table 



filled. For it developed 
gulfed New York was but 



five days the liner strug- 
gled in the angriest of 
seas. One by one the pas- 
sengers disappeared and 



back and forth, back and 
forth, across the floor of 

Frequently he heard out- 
ways the crash of china- 
ware as stewards carrying 
trays were hurled against 

experience for the Texan; 
he was awed by the power 
of the sea, but unafraid. 
And with a little group of 
the faithful he appeared 
three times daily in the 
dining saloon. 



from Texas his new-found 
a mystery. Sometimes 
to him; he looked again, 
marks of age on Fisher's 




1 forget 

Wlen 






What a 
, what an inven- 
nd he has! What 
magnificent crook lie is!" 



"Exactly." answered Ml- 
woman. "Hard to believe, 
isn't it? Even after her 
ten thousand was gone, it 
was hard for my friend, 
.Mrs. Markham, to believe. 
She'd read his poems. I 
have too: they're beauti- 
ful. It was hard for Joe 
Deming to believe. Joe 
was consul at Rio — gave 
this Fisher all his sav- 
i„gs— live hundred. Why? 
Fisher asked for them: 
so pretty." She laughed 
"I've seen many of them 
at work." she said. "Fisher 
is the best. Go on mixing 



tight, hoy, and 
If you do that, 



MERRILL thought. 
Had a man cast this 



But Fisher's polished r 
of talk — which was but 
acres of Italy which v. 
fascinated him as well 



inger the frank- Suddenly, through a port hole I 
a sly loo, that voices of two men in the lounge: "Well, well, well! 
Why, I got a brother in the paint business in 
interesting fund Dubuque." And the answer: "Say, ain't it a small 
that tax on the world after all." 

At this ridiculous interruption to his thoughts 
ib Merrill threw back Ins head and laughed. And 
e little gray lady who looked so sewing-envl.-, 



immediate worry — 
the others aboard 
ontact. Fisher had 
three children who 



Later that eve 
ing a pleasant > 
Fisher in the 



knowledge. Fisher had hem watching while the 
ranchman sipped a highball lutuorless and smoke- 
less himself, as always. Suddenly lie leaned across 
the table, and his face was as old and worried as 
Merrill hud ever seen it, though he sought to keep 
his tone light. 

"Bob," he said. "I don't mmd telling you: I'm 



lies. They've put : 



deck, paused before r 



\ dropped into t 



EPTEMBER 



CRO STL ETH WAIT 



BY MABEL NELSON THURSTON 



"Nothing e 
half of me 

implored. 






iilr.'vs upon 
;ened to 



p platform after lecturt 

1 i . I li ■ ■ and esoteric, hoi nobody had ever pui, it 
intn wonK I'D- them before. Large la.ly. bulging 

' purple bonnet 

■ especially 



i to tell 



forehead, promii 

among the crow, .. 

esoteric. Pythagoras, thrilling 

of uplifting the multitudes, siuuco uyvu 

all in a rosy haze. Suddenly the haz 

appears, leaving ladv with bulging forehe; 

purple bonnet. She is saying something 

a leg of lamli. Pythagoras rubs his forehead, 

but his cmirtesv does not fail. 

•'■Madame,' he says gently, 'I fear you have 
the advantage of me. I" — with the smile an 
angel might envy— 'I am sometimes a little 
absent-minded. Your fare seems familiar, and 
yet'— more smile upon Pythagoras's part, but 
none upon the lady's. Before Pythagnras\ he- 
wild. red e\vs she looms taller and taller. 'This,' 
she declares in urgan tones of majestic dignity 
'is the limit ' 1 have put up with your forgetting 



Perry, car nod away l>y Ins own iruagi 
plunged head foremost into a pile of ei 
and waved his heels joyously. The room 
with laughter— Crostlcthwait's bubbling 
spontaneously as a child's. It was one of I 



portant things upon 1 



upon himself as keenly as anyone. He p 

long arm into the heap of cushions and, ho' 

Perry up by his coat collar, like a kitten, eyed him 

regretfully. 

"To think of -oich an imagination being lost to the 
world in the labyrinths of a chemical laboratory!" he 
lamented. "Think of the fortune he would make as 
a romantic novelist— a detective — a reporter! Boy, 
boy. beseech ye, before it is too late, scorn not the 
golden gifts of the gods. Apollo slighted is no 

Perry wriggled himself free and followed the boys, 
who, as a generous concession to a something known 
as Math, were tumbling out of the room. Perry, 

having escorted them part way, presently returned, 
his presence not being necessary at that particular 
function, and stood looking at Oostlethwait with the 




Nothing els 
Perry replied sternly. 
Then," Oostlethwait rejoined, addressing t 
large, "I sup] 



a fellow alone, can't you? When he 

supreme sacrifice of his life — " 

with an exultant whoop, was already 



deserted, his roommate being 
Perry, however, had more 



would be manifestly unfair to 

compare others with her, Mar- 

■ut as fine as they 

orphaned childhood she had 

been daughter of the house 

in Perry's home. Moreover— 

should by no means be 

erlooked — she was by virtue 

certain innate qualities 



ately grinned and frowned over 

- . ■ ■laractcristics 

Marjory was a duck, all right; 



blazed. "Might 



slow, lovable smile began to kindle 
je eyes. " 'Then he will talk— ye gods, how 
ilk!' " he murmured, 
turned fiercely. 

A B nb proposition, isn't it?" he 

well trv to engage the evening 

- " I'd 1 ' 



I 1 1 V coi,-ideied them 

warn her against l>. n.u 



masculine blindness 
nd brotherly ones, to 
ice. Marjory was so 



nsider the duties ( .f friendship anyhov 
nlosophy touched that question yet " 
ait's eyes had lost their vague look; tl 



now grouchily ad- 
oved this fellow in 
nd, dragged him to 



"Four years," Perry v 
dieting the mantelpiece. 
spite of myself — tagged I 



with pocket money 



! of naughty- ye gods 



It h a long, delicate face. Wide at the ten 

le thinning hair prophesied early baldr 
irried the atmosphere of ununi-uehnbh- \ 
aps it was the clear blue of his eyes 
dthstanding the humorous little puck 






>t to show for i 

■thwait Classed 
■ the little fello 



f.he must understand right at the start that Cros was 
to he labeled "No trespassing." 

Altogether the letter, when implied, was, from 
Perry's standpoint, a work of art. He read it over 
with the joy of an artist who weighs bis labor and 
counts it good. And the kind fates which had so 
far presided over his joyous and care-free existence 
mercifully veiled his imagination so that he never 
guessed the gurgles of enchanted laughter with 
winch -Marjory read it. 

There are men who speak of it still — naughty-one 
men, coming together for reunions, or running across 
each other in strange corners of the earth. They 
seldom talk of the old days very long before some 
one asks: "Remember old Cros?" And then they 
gleefully repeat the dearly cherished tales of his 
lovableness and absent-mindedness, and declare that 
they knew from the first what a reputation he would 
make. And if two of the crowd chance to have been 
at that house party at Perry's, one is sure sooner or 



.•nh 



■Merciful!" Perry retorted \ 
ful! He!" Suddenly his voice changed. 

I looked straight into his f 
■ asked you for anything befo 
"Never begged, I mean. But 



"I neve 

declared. 



Perry lidgetid about the room for several minutes. 
Any number of his acquaintances in like circum- 
stances would have flung a book at him or firmly 
deposited him outside their doors. Oostlethwait 
read on as unconscious of th<- boy's mood as though 
surrounded by some insulating atmosphere. Finally 



looked — 1" and the other nods and Bays simply; 
know. One couldn't forget." 

It was a crisp, tingling December morning, 
prelude for any adventure, when Perry and Crost 
thwait and half a dozen other hilar 
tumbled out of the train at Wayne's Crossing 
the end of the platform was a bus chartered f, 
occasion. Upon the platform was a group of 
cheeked, merry-eyed girls. They were not qui 
staying at the Percys', for even the lodge's fa 
hospitality occasionally found it. -elf compelled t 



"Go 



itl. > 






ice a month, Cros! Haven't I been 

gentle device within niV knowledge 

I wanted to talk with you?" 






Andt 






knowledge limitation-. 



Marjory 



they 



"Bet your life there will -prettiest I eh you ever 

w." Perry agreed enthusiastically. rpHERE was every kind of girl, dark, gulden, 

Oostlethwait, still absently holding him by the -*- auburn, short and tall, plump and slender. In the 
oulder, stared at him, half humorously, half in heart of the group was a bit of a creature with dark 
nuine dismay. eyes and tumbled, red-brown hair and bewibb -ring 

"Heavens, man! I'd rather write a summary of dimples. Perry, grasping Crostlethwait by the arm, 

;red straight for her. 

Marjory, I've got him," he called. "I've caught 



who, caught by some mischance without 1 

tries to see his way about a dim and half-known 

world. But his cheerfulness was unfailing. 

Folding his long arms about his long legs, he set- 
tled himself comfortably. "You wanted to talk?" he 
repeated. "Why didn't you say so, Perry?" 

"I was under the delusion that I had," Perry re- 



ierruan philosophy in words of one syllable 

"Precisely. "Will you come, Cros?" 

"Let me off, boy. I'll dedicate my first book to a ival philosophei and l.m, 

ou. Come now!" Crostlethwait, " ' 

But Perry refused to play. He felt like a brute, The word v 

s he afterward confessed to the One Girl, but he gav hubbub c 



Mar -" 



"Nice sort of friend you are — refusing 
thing I've ever asked of you!" he grumbled. 

Crostlethwait dropped his hold and roan 
tracteilly about the room, kicking aimlessly at 



things. silenced Perry- 



it time. Utterly unconsei. 
>ise, Crostlelhwail stood i 
a girl 



COLLIER- 



FOP. SEI'Tl 



ineffable . 



L'mler it Marjory tlu-dud 



into her eyes ami she involuntarily slipped her hand 
through Perry's arm. It was only for a moment"; she 
recovered herself at once and hegan introducing 
Crostlethwait to the girls. He met them absently, 
his eyes still full of his vision. 

It was strange to think of old Cros's maneuvering 
anything of that sort, and yet, when the merry crowd 
had wedged itself into the bus, Marjory was in one 
corner and he next her. The girl chatted and 
laughed, but he evidently fell no necessity for reply- 
ing, and she was driven to her opposite neighbor for 
support. Apparently Cros was just as contented. 
He looked and listened, quite oblivious of the others, 
. obligation. But Perry 



■Thel 



.Marjory t 



■■■lit ! 



ried. He 



nything for only i 



ew a long breath of relief. "Then it's 

til right," she declared. 

Yet in spite of her declaration she was uneasy. 
'.t wasn't fair, she cried to herself; it was taking all 
sorts of advantages, Nobody had any right to fol- 
ow her round like an adoring child, and be SO — so 
rusting. She was at the piano just then, sent there 
Marjory's voice was jiot 



diffei 



"Look here, Madge, it's hands off Cros — he i 



s turned her r 
one follows the c 
happy eyes seemed to fold her in their 

"I never knew music was like that." 

"Like what?" she parried. 

"Why. like things outside — like a tl 






'! His eyes follow me li 
g. I hate it, Phil Perry- 
> blaming me." 
Try's eyes were trouhb 

Taybe'l 



said, with a little laugh to cc 
pROSTLETHWAIT looked 



d. It ' 






nek — jumping on you that 
way," he acknowledged. "But, you see, in some 
ways he's a veritable baby, and — " 

"I don't play with babies," Marjory retorted 
coldly, walking away. A second later she was back, 
dimpled and mischievous. 

"Perry," she whispered, "how is the One Girl?" 

"Finer than ever," he replied promptly. 

"Still beautiful?" 

"I should say." 



Perry declared I 



"I suppose : 
(.'rostlethwa 



Dicky— he's the 



3 only listening. It is 
little — who loves music. 
wonderful smile, whim- 



alized how far they had none Marjory with a 
tie gasp, Crostlethwail with simple wonder. In 

the keen, icy winUr world they stood alone. 
"Oh. I'm ashamed 1 didn't, realize we had left 



we've come—" She danced about her. startled. 
"Tired?" Crostlethwait asked. 

"Then come. We haven't 'halt' skated before. Wo 
can get back almost as soon as they do. Marjory! 
Is anything the matter'.' What has happened?" 

It was barely a mom. ait- thai strange, terrified 
look. Then she slipped her little warmly gloved 
hands into his big ones. 

"What nonsense! What could have happened? 
Now show me what //.<« consider skating, sir!" 

LUil although she laughed and chattered, and her 
face bloomed like a rose in their Might hack through 
(he keen winter twilight, the girl knew that in that 
moment everything had happened. All her old fa- 
miliar world had fallen away from her. All the 
evening she kept away from him, to his manifest be- 
wilderment. She llirted with everybody and laughed 
wickedly at Perry's scowling disapproval. But that 
night, when the great house was still, one little, 
frightened, bewildered girl pressed a wet face into 



days, and he'll bury himsel 
old philosophy and forget 1 
right— And nui/body could 



Then 

onl\ do 



and feet. But sometimes 
things happen inside you. 

>ff a stuffy roo, -nd letting 
Everything grows big and 

w it's poetry — m\j poetry. 



It wa 



1 — anybody, anybody!' 



■ !„„un 






"You believe in me? Haven't 

"That's 
The gir 

id it hr; 

"He-h, 



I — oh, Phil, don't 



And it was two days before she saw Crostlethwait 
alone again. The two days had been bitter iron 
cold, but the third the sun came out, and a skating 
party was immediately organized. And the middle 
of the afternoon she found herself skimming down 
the lake with Crostlethwait. He was a magnificent 
skater. "It's the only out-of-door thing I do except 
tramp," he told her happily. "I don't like games— 
I can't see any fun in trying to whip the other fel- 
low. But this— out in the open— I'd be afraid to tell 



There \ 

ancestors behind Marjory. 

And then things all went wrong. Before— those 

wasted two days before -Crostlethwail had been as 

inescapable as her shadow. Now it was as if she 

, and that's how I knew had fallen upon strung.', gray weather when there 

was no sun and no shadow. It was not that 

reply by the descent of Crostlethwait had changed. He was always turning 



The girl's anger flamed agaii 



t him to tell of 1 



his comrade. Bui he nvrcr fhmit/l/t „f duiiuj atrn- 
t h-ing else. Other couples dropped oul al all sorts of 
times and places, reappearing later, with airs of 
determined indifference which would have betrayed 
them anywhere. Crostlethwait. except for that one 
time on the river where the ice. and not his com- 
panion, had swept him beyond the rest, had ap- 
parently no slightest thought of dropping out. It 
was no use giving him opportunities — he never saw 
them. He lived in a radiant present which he treated 
as if it were an eminently satisfactory portion of 
eternity. So two days passed, and two nights, and 
the next day and night were the last. 

"I will give him." Majory declared in the gray 
that sleepless night, "uni 




/'//c litiihvay Controversy 

THIS dog-days turmoil over the threatened railway strike does 
not seem to be getting down to fundamentals. President Wilson 
did great service in bringing the interests of the nation authori- 
tatively into the argument, but his service would be greater if his 
grasp of the situation were clearer. The present trouble is only 
one phase of a struggle that has been going on for nearly forty 
years. The four great brotherhoods of the railway trainmen have 
made their members a privileged class as regards hours worked 
and pay received, not only in comparison with the other railway 
employees, but also in comparison with the rest of the community. 
A man can make more money on a train than he can on a ship or 
on a farm, and do it with less work. The men who safeguard the 
tracks and handle (lie station jobs don't get anything like the pay of 
the engineers, firemen, conductors, and brakemen. This is why the 
trainmen keep harping on the eight-hour day and this is why their 
case is weak. Industrial justice should begin with the underdog. 
The railway executives have been headed toward this bog ever 
since they began fighting Rnosivi-j t's first campaign for national 
regulation of our national transit facilities. Many a plain citizen 
is listening nowadays to their arguments and wondering if these 
are the same men who used to howl against prescribed accounting 
systems and talk of the "impossibility" of having air rrukes and 
automatic couplers on freight trains. The railroad presidents 
ought to have fallen over themselves to take advantage of the 
chance to get the Interstate Commerce Commission between them 
and some of their troubles. Standardized wages for all classes 
of railway employment, adjusted to the conditions under which 
the work must be done and fixed by the same authority that fixes 
rates for passengers and shippers — that's the only solution there 
ever will be for the railway controversy. No shifting of owner- 
ship can evade the problem, neither can postponement make it 
easier. It is one of the biggest tasks now facing this country, 
and it will have to be done. There is no sense in talking about 
industrial expansion or financial supremacy or world trade while 
our railroads are not able to build new mileage or to provide 
terminals and other equipment that modern business demands. 
The reason they can't is that their credit isn't good enough to bor- 
row the money, and the reason their credit is not good is that their 
rates are too low and badly adjusted. 

What Care Can Do 

THE infant mortality in St. Louis is the lowest of any large city 
in the United States; it is noticeably lower in the summer months. 
and this notwithstanding that St. Louis is not considered by most 
of us as a summer resort. For one thing, St. Louis has solved 
the milk problem. The St. Louis Pure Milk Commission has been 
in existence twelve years. The last ten years have seen the infant 
death rate per thousand drop from 134.5 to 82.1. This condition 
didn't just happen. St. Louis, like other cities, used to approach 
the beginning of hot weather with a good deal of dread and anxiety, 
in consequence of the train of gastro-intestinal diseases which 
followed. The change has been gratifying, but it meant work. 
Highly trained specialists quietly caught the 4.30-in-the-morning 
trains out to the dairy farms to watch the early milking, and to 
inspect the stables, the cows, and the farm hands. From an atti- 
tude of derision on the part of dairymen, there came one of eager 
cooperation and enthusiasm. Like the farmers in Wisconsin whose 
sons returned from the agricultural course at the Wisconsin Uni- 
versity, they first scoffed at the new-fangled ideas, then got mad, 
and finally wound up by taking the course themselves. Then 
St. Louis began to count her gains in babies saved. 

An Inspiring Record 

BUT St. Louis was not content with its self-satisfaction in the 
line of baby saving. Public sentiment got busy with the City 
Fathers, and that body, orce skeptical, seeing the infant death rate 
steadily drop under intelligent handling of the milk situation, be- 
came eager to carry the work further and to conserve the health 
and energize the lives of its older folk. Dwight Davis, who was 
formerly national tennis champion, was appointed park commis- 
sioner. St. Louis now has hundreds of municipal baseball teams; 
it is constantly laying out new municipal golf courses. It provides 
a number of well-kept free swimming pools. It also provides 150 
'ng the summer months. The park commis- 



sioner moves his dancing pavilions on wagons from park to park 
and from open space to open space. These dancing platforms accom- 
modate 300 couples at a time. Each is accompanied by a good 
orchestra. Three such platforms are in commission every summer 
night around every park and playground in the city. Aged couples 
are seen dancing that haven't danced since they were on the Rhine 
or the Liffey. The chaperonage question is solved ; the fathers 
and mothers are on the ground with their children — the 'dancing 
pavilions are brought to their doors and become neighborhood so- 
cial centers, and all is free. These things, without any flourish of 
trumpets. St. Louis has been doing for years. And the municipal 
spirit of joy and of health and social betterment is still moving on, 
flushedwith the success and the satisfaction of the work already done. 



IF a wise and foreseeing economist were asked to boil into two 
words the most important advice he could give to the individual 
citizen of the United States at the present moment, he would 
probably say: "Save money!" We in America are among the 
least provident of peoples. The following statistics, which were 
compiled prior to the European War, show the number of people 
out of a thousand who had savings accounts : 



Switzerland 


554 New Zealand.. 


.. 360 








.. 34G 




Norway 


415 Holland 


.. 325 




Sweden 


404 Germany 


.. 317 


Italy 


Belgium 


397 England 


.. 302 


United States . . . 



From the point of view of all the moral qualities implied by 
individual saving, as well as the economic strength that rests upon 
it, this is a pretty poor showing for the United States. Outside 
of New England, the Atlantic Coast States, and the Northern 
Middle States, there is very little saving by individuals through 
deposits in savings accounts. There was never less excuse for 
failure to save than at the present time. Since the war began 
the balance of trade has put into this country an excess of $3,000,- 
000,000. Enormous profits on manufactured goods and on our 
agricultural products under war conditions have literally filled this 
country with money. Notwithstanding the frequent assertion that 
most of these profits go into the hands of a few ammunition manu- 
facturers, the fact is that the profits have been pretty broadly dis- 
seminated throughout the United States. The farmers and the 
cattle raisers all come in for their share. Moreover, the manufac- 
ture of every product is so tied up with the necessity for component 
parts that whenever a large contract is given to one manufacturer, 
it means the ordering of material for the fulfillment of that con- 
tract from a great many .--mall manufacturers. 

We, in this country, are such optimists that we are too liable 
to regard prosperity at its height as a permanent thing, and count 
upon a good income for future years, when all logic and history 
teach us that depressions constantly recur. Now is the time for 
all of us individually to prepare out of the material prosperity at 
hand for the years which are sure to follow, when business will 
slacken and incomes drop, and in some cases almost cease. His- 
tory teaches us beyond any question that thousands of families 
break up and go down into poverty because nothing has been 
saved to carry them over a slack period. 

Something That James J. Hill Said 

DURING the lifetime of the generation which is just passing 
away there was probably no one man who so embodied the 
hard and sturdy qualities of America, the solid common sense, 
the practical building talents which make for individual comfort 
and national growth to such an extent as the late James J. Hill. 
It was he who said these words : 

// you want to know whether you are destined to be a 
success or not, you can easily find out.. The test is simple 
and infallible: Are you able to save money? If not, drop out. 
You will lose. Yon may think not, but you will lose as sure 
as fate, for the seed of success is not in you. 



Up 



the Minute 



"N one of his essays Emerson speaks of how Plato wrote for 
-all time, the future as well as his own day, anticipating every 
possible contingency of living and every moral crux. And the fact 
3 that every time we dip into the works of the New England 



d^ 



=^xl^^= 



sage we have a feeling that he did the very same thing. Surely 
it must have been within a few months, and on the present-day 
problem of preparedness, that EMERSON wrote: 

What cannot stand must fall; ami the measure of our sincerity, and there- 
fore of the respect of men, is the ammnit of health an, I wealth we will hazard 
in the defense of our right. An old farmer, my neighbor across the fence, when 
I ask him if he is not going to town meeting, says: "No; 'tis no use balloting, 
for it will not stay; but what you do with the gun will stay so." 

Elsewhere he speaks even more strongly : 

Our culture, therefore, must not omit the arming of the man. . . . The 
commonwealth and his own well-being require that he should not go dancing 
in the weeds of peace, but warned, self-collected, and neither defying nor 

It is well to fight shy of jingoistic talk, but Emerson was never 
accused of that. So ponder this passage, all you who are eager 
that your countrymen shall be perpetually unprepared. 

Anyhow, She Didn't Say "Rough Tweeds" 

SOMETIMES there's a "run" on a certain word .just as there are 
runs on banks. At present '.'tweeds" is one of these. If you're 
a writing person, be sure to dress your hero in them. At any rate, 
toss the word in once in a while, just to show that you know 
all about that sort of thing and are conversant with the kind of 
men who wear tweeds instead of mere clothes. See how niftily 
Katharine Fullerton Gerohld turns the trick. She happens to 
be writing of Honolulu in a monthly magazine: 

■ The business man of Honolulu dresses as the business man in New York 
dresses — tweeds, starched neck gear, and all. 

This might get by were it not for the fact that just the person 
who doesn't wear tweeds is the New York business man, not once 
in five hundred cases. And still less do the folks in the balmy city 
of flowers. You can see slathers of soldiers in khaki, and some 
Chinamen in flapping cotton trousers, and no end of Hawaiians, 
Japanese, and Americans — including many "business men" — in 
cool "Palm Beach cloth" and linen and flannel, and even in 
serge and cheviot and worsted. But "tweeds" — never! Why, 
if a man in tweeds should pass along the sun-drenched streets 
of Hawaii, sculptured King Kamehameha would turn upon 
his pedestal to see. But Mrs. Gerould needn't feel any pangs. 
She got the effect she wanted. And there's another phrase 
which fills a similar "literary" need in regard to women's clothes. 
So perhaps if this cultured authoress should ever travel toward 
the gumdrop land of goodole Dr. Cook, she would dress her 
Eskimo ladies in "soft, clinging chiffons." 

Renewing Old Acquaintance 

IT is several years since W. H. White captained our proof 
room. Some of our more faithful readers may perhaps remem- 
ber that Mr. White was once before named on this page. That 
was when he left us most unexpectedly to enter upon his home- 
stead claim in the State of Washington, and on twelve hours' 
notice started across the continent. As proofreader and head 
proofreader, he had been with Collier's for twenty-six years. 
How many of our breaks he caught, and saved us before our friends, 
we know not. Habitual devotion to accuracy in facts of all sizes 
bred in Mr. White a gentle obstinacy; year in year out, his in- 
dustry and zeal found us at fault in date or spelling or memory 
quotation, and set us right before a world that might have frowned 
upon us but for Mr. White. So many times Mr: White was 
right in his marginal note on the galley proof, and we were 
wrong, that we don't deny in taking irreverent pleasure in his 
one notable departure from the good, the true, and the beauti- 
ful. An old Collier edition of Browning still exists in which 
these two lines occur — or shall we say offend? 



ves as an "exchange" of ours. 

1 the "Yakima Democrat" — pub- 
lished on Wednesdays and Saturdays at North Yakima, Wash, 
(subscription price, $2 per year). So far as one may judge by 
Vol. I, No. 1, this newspaper will succeed, and deservedly. When 
Mr. White went West he planned to raise apples on that quarter 
section of his. We hope he is still a fruit rancher and that his 
apple crop this season is as full-flavored as those pungent edi- 
torials of his and his sprightly "county correspondence." 



Iready born who will 
and advanced of the 
d the valley of the 



Catching Up with the West 

LATELY we saw this item in the New York "World" credited 
i to the Lewis County (Washington) "Advocate": 
Mr. Knox is having the door of his sale, verhauled and made to swing 

both ways, so that if a man gets lea maeh bnoze lie can fall outside. 

As a matter of fact, the State of Washington went dry last 
November and tacked the lid down January 1, 1916. But it 
takes time for Eastern papers to catch up. 

Handing It to the West 

THE magic of the West is something- often spoken of but seldom 
expressed. Say what you like of the East, it is perhaps that 
Western magic that gives these United States ultimate distinction. 
Nearly every foreigner who "does" the country thoroughly feels 
this and often makes some rather incoherent attempt to express it. 
But some of the noblest expressions have come from an American 
who loved every separate atom of his country. That was Walt 
Whitman. He once wrote: 

Grand as is the thought that 
see a hundred millions of peopli 
world, inhabiting these prairies 

Mississippi, I could not help thinking it would be grander still to see all those 
inimitable American areas fused in ihe alembic of a perfect poem, or other 
e-ihetie work, entirely Western. fresh and limitless- altogether our own, with- 
out a trace or taste of Europe's soil, reminiscence, technical letter, or spirit. 

My days and nights as I travel here — what an e.xlul It, ml- ■ net the an 

alone, and the sense of vastness, but, every local sight ami feature. Every- 
where something characteristic the cactuses, pinks, buffalo grass, wild sage— 
the receding perspective, and the far circle line of the horizon. 
And yet, after wishing that some poet might hymn all this, 
he remarks: 

Talk as you like, a typical Knrky Mountain canon, or a limitless sealike 
stretch of the great Kansas ,,r Colorado plains, under favoring 
tallies, perhaps expresses, certainly awakes, those grandest an 
ment emotions in the human soul that all the marble temples 



•ight. The West is its own best poem. 

Big Enough for All 

IT is not too late to enjoy that beach. Unfortunate it is that 
not all of us can reach either California's thousand miles of it, 
or the golden sands of New Jersey, or the ruder shores of Maine. 
That is one penalty of our bigness — but it adds to our national 
safety, what with submarines and sharks. The beach is witha/ 
the great midsummer club. Its membership embraces both the 
rising generation and the elders. Gossip runs rife on the hotel 
piazza and at the summer colony's "casino," but at the water's 
edge the keen salt breeze and friendly sun combine to shame all 
petty malice. Merely to watch the waves endlessly marching, curl- 
ing, breaking — merely to listen to their perpetual plangent throb — 
cleanses the spirit. Here, if you're still a youngster, you tread 
the borderlands of paradise. You build sand forts with turrets 
and bastions and moats, and watch their sturdy resistance and 
gradual crumbling before the rising tide. You dig "wells" in the 
wet sand and watch them fill. You race along the water line, 
dodging the darting tongues of foam. You scamper into the drag 
of an ebbing wave to rescue some retreating streamer of wet kelp. 
Then you stretch it or split it, or merely flop it about in ecstasy. 
You hurl out chunks of driftwood for your yelping puppy to re- 
trieve. And if you are lucky you may happen upon a crab sidling 
about, backing and filling in most ingratiating fashion. Between 
dips, sturdy lads and sweet sixteen loll about the sand in pleas- 
ant, innocuous communion. Miss Boarding School and her pal, 
the near-sophomore, vie with one another in getting a tan. No 
middle-aged bachelor coloring a meerschaum can take more pride 
in the process than youth does in his sun-browned shoulders. 
Probably the little episodes and heartburnings of puppy love leave 
no deeper traces than sunburn does. They serve, moreover, to 
divert the elders basking in their beach chairs. From the gentle 
languor of the moment all these actors in the comedy of summer 
derive and store up energy against a season of workaday to- 
morrows. The novel lies unread; the pipe goes out. Sea gulls 
poise and sweep above the crested waves; while sails fleck the 
steely horizon. The sounding blue ocean, the drenching sun- 
light, the warm sand, unite to fix one's mood of perfect peace. 



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PICARDY AND SAR 




T K M B E It 



D Y N A M I T E 

WSELfStK BY JOHN REED-CHAPTER THREE £,*% „—„ 






sentenced l>y tin.' 



hink. Perhaps to- 
. Hichens, for God's 



ains framed a tnangl.- of blackness, 
lenly Tom leaped to the door and 
■d down the steps. Nothing. He ran 
ndred feet up the street, peering into 

stoops. Up Mini down the sharp-cut 
■t, in the shifting blue radiance «f the 
lights, nothing- stirred hut the uncer- 

Vhat is it? What was it? Did you 

something. Mr MannV.' God, how 
scared me!" Th- frightened landlady 
I twist iri^r her cold hands helplessly. 




/ondered vaguely where h 
nd then it was crowded 01 

it: speculations that filleil 
moment later, happening 

kui enmimr diagonally tow 



window caught his eye. and he halted sud- 

bumped his shoulder, muttered an apol- 
ogy; turning, with a conscious sense of 
wonder, Tom recognized the bearded face. 
He stood still, watching the man's back 
until it was lost in fluttering draperies and 
crossing people. Were his nerves playing 
him tricks? 

Plunged in thought, he crossed Uni- 
versity Place. Just as he reached the mid- 
dle of the street there came a shout from 
hehind; mechanically, as city people learn 
to do, he leaped forward, and the skirt of 
his coat slapped viciously against the mud 
guard of a heavy, silent, low, black tour- 
ing car, speeding. 

He staggered in the wind of the thing's 
passing, caught himself, whirled in time 



TTMiR an in- 
T run after 

shaken ' II ■ 



ling nervously. "I thought 



TN the warm In ight nes.- of Ins room up under the 
J- roof his panic seemed shameful and absurd. But 
afterward, as he lay in bed in the dark. Little's face 
at the window would not be reasoned away. For 
miserable hours he twisted on his hot pillow, 
and only toward morning fell into a druglike sleep 
filled with horrible dreams. At last it seemed 
to him that Anson Little was looking at him 
iti rough the tiny window of his room, forty feet 



i Fourteenth Street. All 
the imperial skyscrapers up Fourth Avenue lifted 
proudly in flashing sunlight, great banners flapped 
heavily, and tufts of steam whipped westward. 
People hurried along briskly, leaning into the wind 
or back against it. with laces stung rosy, hands 
i-hitchiiiET hats and all their clothes fluttering out 
like flags. The bright cold had a feeling of spring 



•heeks. Why, 

world's greatest i 

hysterical idiot he was! He thre\ 
his shoulders, laughed, and, turnin 
lided with a man coming the othe 
if irns the urn n irith flic bearded j 
For a moment he felt dizzy. Wa: 

Where had he seen him? Where? He stoo 



saw habitually. 

"I've got it!" he shouted suddenly, clapping his 
hands, to the great astonishment of the passers-by. 
Strabizzo's! The Council! The lion-headed man 
who had laughed! Furious, he looked around; but 
the fellow was gone. But was it he, after all? 
Doubt invaded him again. He was obsessed by 



being hoisted up 
Ropes dangled, five 
nd high in air the 
rising. Red "Dan- 








THE LINCOLN FARM BECOMES 
THE PROPERTY OF THE NATION 

■_/?» --Address by the Chairman of the' Executive 
Committee of the fjncoln Farm ^Association 



MR. PRESIDENT AND HONORED GUESTS: On 
behalf of the Association whose privilege it has been 
during the past twelve years to prepare the way for this 
ceremony, it is my duty to say a few words in relinquish- 
ing to the custody of the United States this farm and this 
cabin, whose preservation has been our especial care. 

To-day, for the men who from all walks of life banded 
themselves into the Lincoln Farm Association to pre- 
-.■rve tin- birthplace, there is a fitting end to their twelve 
years' labor of love. To-day the Lincoln Farm becomes 
the property of the nation. 

The honor falls to me as chairman of the Executive 
Committee, on the occasion of the transfer to the Secre- 
tary of War of the deed of gift of the Lincoln Farm, and 
the Lincoln cabin, and the memorial in which that cabin 
is to be housed in perpetuity, and of the fifty-thousand- 
dollar trust fund for its maintenance, to express my 
thanks to the President of the United States for setting 
his great affairs aside to lend us the inspiration of his 
presence here. 

I am under particular obligation to the president of 
the Association, the Honorable Joseph W. Folk, who has 
presided with distinction over the laying of the corner- 
stone by President Roosevelt in 1909 ; the dedication of 
the memorial by President Taft in 1911, and the accept- 
ance for the United States by President Wilson to-day. 

To Richard Lloyd Jones, who was not only secretary 
of the Association but with whom originated the move- 
ment to preserve Lincoln's birthplace; and to Clarence 
H. Mackay, our indefatigable treasurer; to the late 
Augustus St. Gaudens, the late Samuel L. Clemens; to 
the Honorable Joseph H. Choate, the Honorable Charles 
Evans Hughes, and other fellow directors, the Executive 
Committee is deeply indebted, and to Thomas Hastings, 
Guy Lowell, Jules Guerin, Maxfield Parrish, and espe- 
cially to the architect, John Russell Pope, who all con- 
tributed to make more beautiful this birthplace shrine 
which Mark Twain so well described as "the little model 
farm that raised a Man." 

SIMPLE as this ceremony itself may be. it marks this 
town of Hodgenville to-day, and the few acres of this 
little homestead, as the spot in all Kentucky richest in 
memories, and for one proud moment the Capitol of the 
United States. 

On this rocky farm, a little over a hundred years ago, 
when Kentucky was the home of the woodsman and the 
pioneer, when the scant soil yielded reluctant harvest to 
the settler, Thomas Lincoln, one-time supervisor of county 
roads, and his wife, Nancy Hanks, came from Elizabeth- 
town and built out of rough logs a cabin. In that cabin, 
on the 12th day of Februaiy, 1809, was born their son, 
Abraham Lincoln. 

No surroundings more humble, no winter landscape 
more austere, with one high exception, ever marked the 
coming among men of a figure which was so profoundly 
to affect the destinies and awaken the imagination of a 
people. It was as if Fate had selected this place for a 
trial of democracy, or as if God had ordained this little 
cabin to be the birthplace of the man who was to save 
for His great purposes the nation soon to be tried by fire. 



And that shambling, frame figure, product of this soil, 
that railsplitter, who was destined to guide his country 
through her hours of darkness, and when his worn spirit 
seemed about to reap the reward of a nation's grati- 
tude, was called at the very end to pay his country 
"the last full tribute of devotion," Abraham Lincoln 
leaves here to our keeping the record alike of his homely 
beginnings and his enduring fame. 

His own words, spoken at Gettysburg, better than any 
other, fit this memorial within which is enshrined the log 
cabin that gave him birth: "But, in a larger sense, we 
cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow, 
this ground. ... It is rather for us to be here dedicated 
to the great task remaining before us; that from these 
honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause 
for which they gave the last full measure of devotion : 
that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have 
died in vain ; that this nation, under God, shall have a new 
birth of freedom, and government of the people, by the 
people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." 

I count it a happy augury for our country at this time, 
when the world is riven asunder by a conflict even more 
terrible, that the pilot of our Ship of State, the President 
of the United States, who is a Virginian and a Democrat, 
should come here to-day to do reverence to the memory 
of Abraham Lincoln. Nor can we fail to recognize the 
high motive which actuated the President when the calls 
of party were so urgent to set them all aside for the ful- 
fillment of this nonpartisan mission. 

LINCOLN, we may be sure, had seen enough of the 
t seamy side of the splendid tapestry called War to look 
behind its glamour. He had heard from the White House 
in '61 the fife, the drum, the trumpet, and the tramp of 
the young men as they went singing out to war; but he saw 
these same young men in the hospitals of '64, shattered, 
wounded, dying. His tender heart was bruised by suffer- 
ing, but his iron will went forward to his country's goal. 

The same stern resolution drove Lincoln forward from 
Bull Run to Gettysburg that carried Washington forward 
from Valley Forge to Yorktown, and not all the counsels 
of expediency or weakness warped the common sense of 
those two great Americans to whom we owe our Inde- 
pendence and our Union. 

May this memorial serve none but noble purposes, pur- 
poses that place pride of section, or pride of party, below 
love of country. May it teach us Americans of a later 
generation that this nation, built by a free people, owns 
no barriers of race or creed or section to divide it from 
itself; that on this soil is planted the seed of a self-reliant 
patriotism that can endure hardships, pi art?ee self-denial, 
and answer "Here" to the roll call of'our forefathers.' 

May this memorial preserve — and not in marble only— 
the words of the man whose memory it cherishes : "With 
malice toward none, with charity for all." May it also, 
lest we in our day of ease forget them, preserve those 
sterner words spoken on the battle field of Gettysburg 
and graven deep into the soul ^-p 

of Abraham Lincoln : "That we Az^ '/%/£ ' 




ADDRESS 

BY WOODROW WILSON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 

ON THE OCCASION OF THE • ACCEPTANCE BY THE • WAR DEPARTMENT 

OF A DEED OF GIFTTO THE NATION BY THE LINCOLN FARM ASSOCIATION 

OF THE • LINCOLN ■ BIRTHPLACE FARM ■ AT ■ HODGENVILLE KENTUCKY 



N' 



[0 more significant memorial could have been presented 
ion than this. It expresses so much of what is 
singular ami noteworthy in the history of the country; it sug- 
gests so many of the things that we prize most highly in our 
life and in our system of government. How eloquent this 
Utile house within this shrine is of the vigor of democracy! 
There is nowhere in the land any home so remote, so humble, 
that it may not contain the power of mind and heart and 
conscience In which nations yield and history submits its proc- 
esses. Nature pays no tribute to aristocracy, subscribes to 
no creed of caste, renders fealty to no monarch or master of 
any name or kind. Genius is no snob. It does not run after 
titles or seek by preference the high circles of 
society. It affects humble company as well 
as great. It pays no special tribute to uni- 
versities or learned societies or conventional 
standards of greatness, hut serenely chooses 
its own comrades, its own haunts, its own 
cradle even, and its own life of adventure and 
of training. Here is proof of it. This little 
hut was the cradle of one of the great sons 
of men, a man of singular, delightful, vital 
genius who presently emerged upon the great 
stage of the nation's history, gaunt, shy, un- 
gainly, but dominant and majestic, a natural 
ruler of men, himself inevitably the central 
figure of the great plot. No man can explain 
this, but every man can see how it demon- Cour1 Hauie Squt 
strates the vigor of democracy, where every 
door is open, in every hamlet and countryside, in city and 
wilderness alike, for the ruler to emerge when he will and 
claim his leadership in the free life. Such are the authentic 
proofs of the validity and vitality of democracy. 

Here, no less, hides the mystery of democracy. Who shall 
Kiiess this secret of nature and providence and a free polity? 
Whatever the vigor aod vitality of the stock from which he 
sprang, its mere vigor and soundness do not explain where 
this man got his great heart that seemed to comprehend all 
mankind in its catholic and henienant sympathy, the mind that 
sat enthroned behind those brooding, melancholy eyes, whose 
vision swept many an horizon which those about him dreamed 
not of — that mind that comprehended what it had never 




seen, and understood the language of affairs with the ready 
ease of one to the manner born — or that nature which seemed 
in its varied richness to be the familiar of men of every way 
of life. This is the sacred mystery of democracy, that its rich- 
est fruits spring up out of soils which no man has prepared 
and in circumstances amidst which they are the least expected. 
This is a place alike of mystery and of reassurance. 

It is likely that in a society ordered otherwise than our 
own Lincoln could not have found himself or the path of 
fame and power upon which he walked serenely to his death. 
In this place it is right that we should remind ourselves of 
the solid and striking facts upon which our faith in democ- 
racy is founded. Many another man besides 
Lincoln has served the nation in its highest 
places of counsel and of action whose origins 
were as humble as his. Though the greatest 
example of the universal energy, richness, 
stimulation, and force of democracy, he is only 
one example among many. The permeating 
and all-pervasive virtue of the freedom which 
challenges us in America to make the most of 
every gift and power we possess, every page 
of our history serves to emphasize and illus- 
trate. Standing here in this place, it seems 
almost the whole of the stirring story. 

ERE Lincoln had his beginnings. Here 
the end and consummation of that great 
life seem remote and a bit incredible. And yet 
there was no break anywhere between beginning and end, no 
lack of natural sequence anywhere. Nothing really incredible 
happened. Lincoln was unaffectedly as much at home in the 
White House as he was here. Do you share with me the feel- 
ing. I wonder, that he was permanently at home nowhere? 
It seems to me that in the case of a man— I would rather 
say of a spirit; — like Lincoln the question where he was 
is of little significance, that it is always what he was that 
really arrests our thought and takes hold of our imagina- 
tion. It is the spirit always that is sovereign. Lincoln, 
like the rest of us, was put through the discipline of the 
world — a very rough and exacting discipline for him, an 
indispensable discipline for every man who would know 



HI 
t 




'p 




HERE 

OVER • THE • LOG ■ CABIN ■ WHERE ■ ABRAHAM ■ LINCOLN ■■ WAS 

BORN • DESTINED ■ TO ■ PRESERVE ■ THE ■ NATIQN ■ AND • TO • FREE ■ THE 

SLAVE • A • GRATEFUL PEOPLE - HAVE ■ DEDICATED ■ THIS ■ MEMORIAL 

TO • UNITY ■ PEACE ■ AND ■ BROTHERHOOD ■ AMONG • THESE • STATES 



what he is about in the midst of the world's affairs; 
but his spirit got only its schooling there. It did not 
derive its character or its vision from the experiences 
which brought it to its full revelation. The test of every 
American must always be, not where he is, but what he is. 
That, also, is of the essence of democracy, and is the moral 
of which this place is most gravely expressive. 

WE would like to think of men like Lincoln and Wash- 
ington as typical Americans, but no man can be typi- 
cal who is so unusual as these great men were. It was 
typical of American life that it should produce such 
with supreme indifference as to the man- 
ner in which it produced them, and as 
readily here in this hut as amidst the lit- 
tle circle of cultivated gentlemen to whom 
Virginia owed so much in leadership and 
example. And Lincoln and Washington 
were typical Americans in the use they 
made of their genius. But there will be 
few such men ' at best, and we will not 
look into the mystery of how and why they 
come. We will only keep the door open for 
them always, and a hearty welcome — after we 
have recognized them. 

I have read many biographies of LINCOLN; 
I have sought out with the greatest interest 
the many intimate stories that are told of 
him, the narratives of near-by friends, the 
sketches at close quarters, in which those who 
had the privilege of being associated with him have tried to 
depict for us the very man himself "in his habit as he lived"; 
but I have nowhere found a real intimate of Lincoln's. I 
nowhere get the impression in any narrative or reminiscence 
that the writer had in fact penetrated to the heart of his 
mystery, or that any man could penetrate to the heart of it. 
That brooding spirit had no real familiars. I get the im- 
pression that it never spoke out in complete self-revelation, 
and that it could not reveal itself completely to anyone. It 
was a very lonely spirit that looked out from underneath 
those shaggy brows and comprehended men without fully 
nicating with them, as if, in spite of all its genial 




Ihr II <„,. 



envois al comradeship, it dwelt apart, saw its visions of 
duty where no man looked on. There is a very holy and 
very terrible isolation for the conscience of every man who 
seeks to read the destiny in affairs for others as well as 
for himself, for a nation as well as for individuals. That 
privacy no man can intrude upon. That lonely search of 
the spirit for the right perhaps no man can assist. This 
strange child of the cabin kept company with invisible things, 
was born into no intimacy but that of its own silently assem- 
bling and deploying thoughts. 

here to-day, not to utter a eulogy on Lincoln : 
need of none, but to endeavor to interpret 
the meaning of this gift to the nation 
of the place of his birth and origin. Is not 
this an altar upon which we may forever 
keep alive the vestal fire of democracy as 
upon a shrine at which some of the deep- 
est and most sacred hopes of mankind may 
from age to age be rekindled? For these 
hopes must constantly be rekindled, and only 
those who live can rekindle them. The only 
stuff that can retain the life-giving heat is 
the stuff of living hearts. And the hopes 
of mankind cannot be kept alive by words 
merely, by constitutions and doctrines of 
right and codes of liberty. The object of 
democracy is to transmute these into the life 
and action of society, the self-denial and 
self-sacrifice of heroic men and women will- 
ing to make their lives an embodiment of 
ice and enlightened purpose. The commands 
of democracy are as imperative as its privileges and oppor- 
tunities are wide and generous. Its compulsion is upon us. 
It will be great and lift a great light for the guidance of the 
nations only if we are great and carry that light high for 
the guidance of our own feet. We are not worthy to stand 
here unless we ourselves be in deed and in truth real i" 
crats and servants of mankind, 
ready to give our very lives for 
the freedom and justice and spirit- 
ual exaltation of the great nation 
which shelters and nurtures us. 



right and 




COLLIER' 



FOB S F. P T E ! 




THE SPORT OF KINGS 

— TO-DAY BY W!LL!AM MAXWELL 



Gone are the narrow-eyed men who, standing upon 
their plutforms or sitt inir upon their stools, once 
upon h time displayed mid'- openly and took the 



he pound. At the county fair he 
on the trotters and pacers as 
down. He is likely enough to 
before the deciding heat of the 

though perhaps he pauses at the 
that he may again admire the 
;ight Perchcron 



kinds of garni. ling, while condoning, if not approving, 

Many believe that Mr. Charles E. Hughes, when 
governor of New York, dealt horse racing its deep- 
est wound. The truth is that neither Mr. Hughes nor 
anyone else could have stopped or can stop any form 

practical aid to a useful enterprise. 

Our fathers believed in horse racing because speed 






gambling on race horse-, in 
drinking of whisky. One : 
breeding of good horses, tl 



covered in the man who first im- 
ported draft horses, those clumsily 
efficient Perchcruns., Clyde-dales. 
Shires, and Belgians whose descend- 
ants now wearily plod the corn rows 



They ouiiiti 



He will occasionally buy a gold 
anything to do with a race horse. 

Lovers of Horses and — Others 

THE championing of the race horse is left chiefly 
to those who dwell within cities. His most out- 
spoken advocates are frequently persons who could 
scarcely distinguish between a thoroughbred horse 
and a well-groomed mule The Swiss maitre d'hotel. 
as he suggests your dinner, mutters an imprecation 
against the reformers who would curb the noble 
sport of horse racing. The Italian barber whispers 
in your ear: "It is a biga shamo they no let alone 
the race horsing." The cab driver and courtesan 
add their laments. Truly, the friends of the noble 
thoroughbred are a motley crowd. 

Here and there is left a man who has a genuine 
sportsmanlike interest in thoroughbred horses. Give 
me a day's notice and I could probably collect in 
Greater New York from my own acquaintances a 
do/en men who can discuss intelligently and au- 
thoritatively the influence on lacc-hoi-c posterity of 
Mr. Tregon well's Natural Barb marc (No. 1 family). 
Mostly they aie stooped and palsied. On warm and 
sunny race days you will see them around the pad- 
dock, leaning on then cane- or, disdainful of canes, 
painfully -hurtling their way about. They are of the 



i against who ilerive 



of men who in bygone days made horse racing 
1 sport. The fine-t thing about hor-e racing to- 
s the respect in which those withered and bat- 
old men are held. 

of horse racing aie roughly divisi- 
lasses: {!) Those who live by it, such 
owners, bookmakers and their clerks, 
ick attaches, professional horse own- 
jockeys, stable hands, and perhaps a 
ers of thoroughbred horses (2) Those 
profit from the followers of racing;, 



Tin, class 
Jo -ec the 



Hade-men who supply the needs of th 
male- for cash. (3) The deluded class v 
bers bet on race horses. (4) The real 
days, rare lover of thoroughbred horses. 

icn who wish 
multiply that 



a -mall group of arm 
thoroughbred flourish , 
be available a better t. . 

Of all these by far the most interesting is the 
third class, and since the man who "plays the races" 
comes in contact with neaily every phase of the 
"sport of kings." a discussion of him is virtually a 
discussion of the entire subject of horse racing. 

Considering the inherent gambling propensity of 
nearly every human heing. it ,, no! surprising that 
in Greater New York and its suburbs there are 
estimated to be more than a hundred thousand per- 
snns who habitually play the race-, and several hun- 



ick cars and shipped on t 
,ere they fulfill their c 
uling pork t 



i competition 

When I was a b( 
said: "I've got 
immediately w 



oy and som« 

,;,„.,! horse.' 



■un or trot. Nowa- 
more likely to ask: 
How much does he weigh?" 
Except in warfare, the utility of 



power. The people who desire to 
rule fast ride in motor cars or upon 
motorcycles. 

A loutish Perchcron or Clydesdale 

country horse buyer's money. He 

has already paid for him.-cM by two 
years' work on the farm. The $300 

is all profit Small wonder then that 




In New York is published a daily paper which 
may be said to be the trade paper of the turf. It 
employs skillful men who attempt to forecast the 
result of every race for its readers. Some of these 
men compute by mathematical formula? from past 
performances the respective chances of each entrant. 
Others combine this so-called handf- 
the reported morning 



This paper also devotes s< 
pages to the republication of t 
which show the recent public 
formances of all the entrants i 
given day's races. Thus the : 



make his own calculations. 

Not satisfied, however, with these 
aids to the speculatively inclined, 
this most complete of ne< 
pubhshc- the adverti 

considerations, will place one 



From the modest Mr Wagner, who 
edits and pniifi-lu- '"Wagner'- Thor- 
oughbred Daily." on sale at all prin- 
cipal news stand- for ->b cents the 
copy, to Mr. Jay J. Wells, "the man 
in the know," who charges *20 per 



iser to fit almost any pocketbook- 
r degree of credulity. 
Personally I am particular!; 
'.ruck by the advertising of Mr 
crry Dunn, from whose recen 



over the 'dope book 
i* before it's too lal 

y trail' with Jerry 



a km-, who advertises as follows: 

"Tod Sloan Beat the Races.— 

ginning with Monday I will send 
my full wire for five dollars under 
same conditions as heretofore m 
lioned, namely, in case of defeat 
investor receives the racing week gra 



Henceforth I 
gether. I am 



$3.C 



COLLIE R'S FOR 

telegrams. Soon the telephone ra 

tional information from still anoll 



race on the same day, it was obvious 
that nothing- short of a three-horse 
dead heat would be required to vindi- 
cate the conflicting- opinions of these 

Slim, wiping- i 
fanely muttered 

anything now. Maybe those fellows 
know something, but it looks like they'i e 
guessing .same as you and me." 



•TEMBER 9, 191 



No 



th'ey were "guess- 
these advertising 



views l.y telephone appointment Pt 
tively no mail received." 

Still another type of advertiser 
Mr. Ed Ross, who, 




ie the morning trials 
stable gossip as they 
and then an impecur 

:ash consideration, 



From Frigate 
to submarine 




are collected all ,,v;nl,iUe 



Kelly, to whom 
corner table i 

dedicated. At thi 
table i 

data. Here are painstakingly collated the 
divergent opinions of the various news- 
paper tipsters anil the personal opinions 
of Larry, Slim, and Kelly themselves. 
From this mass of contradictions a 
sound judgment appears inextricable, 
yet somehow they seem always able to 



prophecy 



and guess again hav ; Stipulated 
against at least a 

half dozen other contingencies, such as 
interference, going wide on the turns, 
falling down, or running away. He 
might even have mentioned the possi- 
bility of the winner being overlooked 
finishing line by the judges, as 



has 



; thei 






betting tickets in 



a lily 



drops in punctually at two o'clock. 

I possess and value the friendshi| 
of Larry and Slim. Willi Kelly 

acquaintance, he being of t 



two friends decided to investigate the 
flattering opportunities offered by 
Messrs. Sloan, Wells, and others. 

Thereupon ensued a correspondence, 
ritten, telephonic, and telegraphic, 



twelve in all, was written, telephoned, 
or telegraphed, requested to give a 
sample of his wares, and promised a 



data, a telegraph 



Slim, with interest sustained through- 
out the winter months by the handbook 
men who take bets on the races at 
Juarez, Havana, and New Orleans, feel 
a quickened pulse in springtime and 
crowd aboard the race trains for Ja- 
maica and Belmont Park race tracks. 
Publicly they are disdained and con- 
demned bv the stewards of the Jockey 
Club. Each New York race course is 
extensively policed by blousy detectives 
ostensibly to prevent the habitual bet- 
ter from making a bet, but in reality es- 
tablishing a degree of order which per- 
mits him to make his wagers in ease and 
comfort. Of course he must not pass 
money to the bookmaker. Of a certainty 
he must possess that degree of favor- 
able acquaintance with the bookmakers 
which will influence the latter to accept 

A New York bookmaker's method of 
determh 



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Australia's System of Defense 

To Keep the Country White 

BY BERTRAM STEVENS 

TV/p. ROOSEVELT has drawn atten- old military fo 



scheme 



ll.< I,.!]].,...], :nn,V w.i- u v-u-ci i|.t f..,ce. 

ii ua. reallv a iv of volunteers. 

Though the area of Australia is 
■out the same as that of the Tinted 
population is onlv ".,000,000, 
while the s ls tor eolonv of \r« Zealand 
has a little more than I .mm.iiim. These 
large territories, winch have only 
begun to be developed, are probably 

lation is less than .''■ per eent. Austra- 






nderwent a 

British ollkvrs l>efore beginning their 

amination of cadets and preparation to 
clothe ,-u.d o.|inp the senior cadets filled 
the first half of the year, and training 
virtually began on July 1. At the end 
of 1014 there were over ST. nun senior 

m training, together with ol.iuin citizen 
forces. These figures are apart from 
the volunteer army sent to Egypt and 
the Dardanelles, winch was partly drawn 
from the citizen forces, but mainly 
from hitherto untrained civilians. 

The Training of Officers 

FOR the training of junior officers 
Lord Kitchener 1 
college modeled on West Poir 



imposing Samlhu 



Commonwealth, t 



independent n; 



the Commonwealth. 



the lull comple 
present only 150, 



and i- followed by a tuui in England or 
India before graduates are drafted into 
staff positions. During the war many 



For the hi 

the English ■ 



phy-acally 

ruln-goos | 
- l.ary drill 



of twelve passes into the 
nd undergoes phy 



a chair of military science was estab- 
lished some years ago ami is tilled by a 
British officer of high standing. Fac- 






. ighiem emvi-v the .•iti-ni soldiery ami 

■he eighth v-ar,' The | ; ,,m.-' M i i, i -i/.-'r oi 
Australia. Mr. W M, Hughes, j s one of 
the pioneers of this principle, and his 
colleague, Senator G. F. Pearce, is 
largely responsible for carrying it out 

Universal Liability for War 

rpHE Defense Act of 1909 was the firsl 

n ; <o 



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leather iin-oulcrmciil-. ; 

The Naval College 

N. S. W., is open for tile training < 
ollicois on liars similar to those of tl 
Military College. Tlvre is also a trail 
■ ship in Sydney Harbor 



boy: 



The Australian navy was created by 
Act of 1001., the unit to consist <-f 
attle cruiser, three imarmorcd 
destroyers, 

' ' Tot 



passed 



marines, together with docks ; 



about the details, and at 
that year Lord Kitchener 



Sydn, 



id of destroyers, and two submarii 
Aus- in Australia at Sydney Hail 



land defense. Kitch- 
a masterpiece of its 
llowed .literally up to 



ollirers foi- 



ling of the war it was promptly 1 

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lystem of defense which Austra 



heavy cost. The people do liol 
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William Hengerer Co. 
Buffalo, N. Y. 
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Curtis Bay, Md. 
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Detroit, Mich. 
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Chicago, III. 
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Louisville, Ky. 
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Toledo, Ohio 
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K knew that their'salety\|o- 
on the might of Britain, and 
would be safe to wait until 

ncrease of population, gave 

to Kitchener, be depended 
■2 fend the country against an 



The principal ddliculty about the in- 
;ption of the compulsory system un>*-e 
mm the buys themselves. The Aus- 



decided rhanu'ii'i-i-Mie^ lie is halfway 
en the Briton and the American— 
■ is more pronouncedly i 



first many of the hoys resented disci- 

ie. their easy-going parents did not 

j the authorities, and' there were a 

good manv prosecu ti-. ns for evasion of 

■■ ''ills There was 1 an 1 

'ml 'and t'h'JskilVin handling m,'n. 



ys and their parents accepted the 

Australia 's Magnificent Response 

AUTHORITIES say that a marked 
.improvement is already visible in 



When governmen 



r.preredented 



TlH 



ts of NYw Zealand i 

tely cabled offers >•( 
ops. The latter quickly had JiUinn 
training and sent rbem to Egypt on 
1. Meanwhile small forces 
ent under protection of the 

possessions in the Pacific. By 
of September all the German 
and wireless stations had been 



hap. Altogether Australia, up 
beginning of October, lUlo. sen 
men. fully equipped, to Egypt r 



Africa fifteen years before, a 
won a good reputation for the i 
infantry work in which it \ 
pected that hardy bushmen wou 
When it came to sending partly 
men to land on an exposed ar 
protected coast and charge 



stated that "vl 



principal 

e increased self- 

juvenile ciga- 

arrikinism [the 

Australian word larrikin is equivalent 
hoidiiran]. and e^m-rally a tendency 
'ard a sense of responsibility and a 



In.- 1 ■ ■ i , j- ...}' nis|.,-L'iio|] through Aus- 
tralia in HU2. They had no chance of 
showing their prowess as .horsemen, 
but on foot with the bayonet they 
fought magnificently. 

This small population of just 5,000,000 
has made a good showing so far, and 
is munfuilv bcarinr the henvv burden 
of t'i:.,ti(in.0im (STiYinn.nnu) per annum 
of special war expenditure. The in- 
dependence and self-reliance which 
made it set out upon a system of de- 
fense apart from the British navy did 
not abate by a jot its feeling of al- 
legiance to England, the heart of the 
empire. On the contrary, that feeling 
has intensified. It has proved that the 
lesson of the War of Independence was 
well learned and that not by force but 
in freedom are kindred nations linked 
together by indissoluble ties of affection. 



Millions in Tungsten 

War Demand for Once Despised Metal Revives 

Cripple Creek Days in Colorado 

BY ARTHUR CHAPMAN 

than eight hours without being 



TrXHSTEX is a word that has been 
spelling mining tVver in Colorado for 
more than a year. Tungsten is re- 
sponsible for the most remarkable 
inning boom in that State sine..- Cripple 
Creek set pulses' jumping, and has sent 
prospectors scurryinjr into the hills of 
Colorado. The tungsten district has 
been sneered at by miners for years, 
^nd one of the mining camps is without 
a saint. n or dance hall. 

When war ord-r< sent American 



.■ight-hour limit £ 

trucks rolled into Nederland day and 
night, loader! with hou>.-h..ld materials. 
Many of the miners brought their fam- 
ilies. House tents sprang up everywhere. 



of leasers drove 



■mobiles. It 
made possible by 



si. Turning i 

"ad ./sue!'!! 



ii posed of from lii f>, 20 ;■ 
?i?acid. Tu, 



■nvered in Boulder ' 'o-iiitv. (' olorado, in 

.he form of ferbente, a black, erystal- 

ike formation which was cursed by 

ly-day miners a- worthless blackjack. 



center of the tungs- 



Rigin. 
Nederlan 

muuiig district. The road thither 1<? 

if the most beautiful canons in Colo- 
ado. The big. snowy Arapahoe peaks 
tower over it agaiusi lh,. .- [-; v In.,., hi.,- ,i 
rou of shark's "teeth. 

When tungsten prices suddenly went 
skyward after the outbreak of the war, 
Nedi'i-land became a big town over- 
night. Ten thnu-and miners and tender- 



er access than any other mining dis- 
trict ever located in the west. Promo- 
ters from Denver motored to Nederland 
and looked over a few likely prospects 
and motored back home the same day. 

Tfie First "Dry" Camp 

NEDERLAND itself was thefirst big 



shoulder one's way throutrh th 
But the men were simply 
about, talking tungsten. The c 



.-asit.r.allv . 



by a drunken whoo 

ir to have a drink < 
e other mild be 
Shades of '49! Nothing i 



on-ha-ed in Nederland. 




■ absolutely quiet. The hr-d pi'.d.d.i- 



And there is no nil/lit in Creech: 
"High graders" have stolen hundreds 






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land tungsten district. They have 
Idehed sacks of concentrates from 
under the noses of leasers. They have 
even entered mines and broken down 

veins of rich ore which lay exposed 

ri-ifiy i"..r Mri|. r .ii;- and ■li!!.mn;l T!ic\ 



One of the alleged leasers generally 
managed In get employment in the real 
limit' and pass out the high grade ore 
In Ins confederate on I lie barren ground. 

Scores of such tricks have been worked 



ter of fact comparatively little was used 
in this country. Europe had made a 
much more general use of tungsten in 
its steel industries. Tungsten was 
■-hipped from the San Juan district of 
Colorado to the Krupps in Germany 
twelve or fifteen years ago. It is 
claimed Germany was the first to make 
use of tungsten in war materials. N'n\v 
most of the "Jack Johnsons" and "Busy 
f'erthas," as well a- th.' famous Fn-nch 



Ii.'Iiil- mne'd m the V-dciland li.d.l ■ 
Colorado at pi ices which ranged . 
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condition in the Color 

lather -k.uly to $10 

came sensational advances. Word 
;teel companies 









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e glass roots. Their go. 
mi !.(.: icpeated to-day. Th° 
de<! for their promptness 
Opportunity's rap at the 
doors. Even college -iiniont-, Ik. vs. ai 
' ' : Eould' 



numbered among 






kicky, occasionally an 

las saved his class from disgra 

those who have made fortunes 
tungsten fields have been tender 
The largest personal holdings 
(o Former Mayor Piatt Rogers o 
ver, who bought the land at odd 



hind 1 



Boys Making Fortunes 

AS in every mining camp fortune 1 
Xiplayed some -irange tricks in 
Coloiadu to listen field-. Mole hoys, v 

fathers, or as independent leas.'r- 



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them what they were " '" 
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dupmeiu we made 



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Not all the leasers hit it. There 
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Many leasers have trenched vainly on 
v, hat sr-wncd to he promising properties, 



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put out his hand, grasped the lever, and 
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grahhi'd him. He wrenched loose. The 
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tho door l.egan to close. With a last 
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and dropped — and steadying himself 
with his hand on the w.inden shea th- 
ill, staggered up 





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face fell. "On he 
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other and laughing i 
how glad they i 

You're hungry!" Anita accused him 

llv, "You have " ' 

-Well. I'll I.l— Xm I.k,, I. fa-t either. 

I forgot. I'm absolutely hollow, Red- 

You poor old de; 

e cry. "Why, ths 
place- -you come right with i 
He pointed a " 

That's why you want me to go in 

"Famished!" she admitted gayly. 

"The town idiots don't get verv good 
meals. Oh, how good it is to be out 



; along a covered path ; 



WHITE, wide-eyed. 

ically, starkly, all thai 
him. Their food, unn. 



see Miss Wilson 
' Tom. "All 



right. sputtering i 



"Niiw !" said tin' doctor, sitting ipiick- 
ly upright. "Are y..u ein_'a^fd t « ■ this 



danger. If I'd 1 



hat had happened to 
plate-glass window) 



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l\hink V 



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"But I toil you I'm not s 

"No. no!" Anita said witl 
"It's true — absolutely tine. 



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"I've thought and thought and 
thought!" siu- said. "But still 1 don't 
umlorstand win all i.his ha- hapi-.'ii.-d 
to us. What did we do to their old 
Council, whatever it is?" 

"In the first place," replied Tom 
shrewdly, "you opened a telegram dial 
had an important secret ill it — SO im- 
portant that they decided to take no 
chances. So they arranged to put you 
out of the wav. I guess llirv thought 
you hadn't any family or fi hauls, like 
so many thousand girls earning their 
living in Xew York. Then I turned 



They decided I 



"Yes." she breathed. "Yes. 
inical — to be killed for knowing > 
ing you realty didn't know! Oh, 
es it all mean?" 
"Suppose I not on to it!" he fin 



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1 Redtop inuiL'iiiiitHM 

pain. Every time t 

ng I know we're going 

How silly! Do you w 




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me to jail, with a whisper? What 
chance have vou? Remember Rosen- 
thal. Tom Monnis 1 " Angry tea:- stood 

ught to he reckless. Your h:V doesn't 
belong altogether to you. now — it be- 

Wl.,.t -hall u,- d:.'" he a-ked miser- 
ably. 

'We'll gel oat- I won't have you in 
danger." Her lips quivered "Oh, Tom. 
let's go away from all this' Let's go 

We've ln:ih go; ,.-,oi,g!i saved." 

he bullied out of N'.w Yoi k by a bunch 
of thugs arid gunman"' lint uddenly 
he thought of Ain'.a'- peril ami paled. 
"Perhaps we'd better go. 

She nuiekly caught ii| 



i right, 



nd kissed it. "That' 
To-morrow morning v 
nd to-night. Shall we 



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Sin- thought a minute. "We've got 
to. I don't think th.y know wra-re you 
are yet. Perhaps they dnr.'t even know 
I'm out. And there are two of us now. 
Have we money enough for a taxi?" 

ride tiny temporarily forgot the trou- 

"Hrimr. -leein-'" bade Tom loftily. 

"The beastly idiot of a chauffeur 

ought the -mall brougham, when I 



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T, ALBER 


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d at Harvard C 

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J FOi5„ . -».j 3T] PA1 [OKI 



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the- frn'iit ci ipj.Krl man who ci 

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ie future. All you 
world in slavery. 



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i/.t.'.l baud-; ..I" -pintles, slave-. 



1 of Tom could r 



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"Whit's in it for me"" lie asked s U d- 


lenlv, HMirhniL: khadialchme - lace. 














;hat monev come 1 rum .'" he shouted. 




Where do you get yuur Mood mmu'V." 


began Rhadiatchine imperiously. 




nake m-aey "ll Wall Sheet, -clhng 


short when the bottom falls out of 








"All right then; I'll tell you: Your 




before In- take- over Implement, so they 



) short on Implement s 



ughed. "How i itliciduu- : 



■ newspapers',' Don't you I 



the evil [ji-w./i in the w..i 1.1 -ih,u ; 
WeVe destroying that owl pi.wer." 
leaned forward, half -[inline in hi- 



wind-dma 

l.lluUL'llt 



"I would kill them all 
Tom cried. "They'' 



STUDY LAW 3 p° R D ir 



lit -aid hu-l,ih 

"It is true!' 
sold you out, my friend 

"It's a lie! It's a lie 

"Anson Little, whom you call Hand. 
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How to be a Giant 
in Health ^Mind 



T 



II- h'b i 



- and wonderfu 



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l»>.ly thai 



ergy of 

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This new system, although it has 
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certain cells are weak and inactive or 
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Re-Creating Human Beings 






,,el. 






■ people w lio (. 



-bod u.lh 



"I'll prove U t.' V-.n. ' [■ 1 1 1 1 e: i ; . LJ Wiu 
the dout, Tom called. -Anita!" 

"What is it, deal .'" she said, eomilii 
but. catching sight of KhadiaU/hiii- 



The girl! Here! I thought she 



"You thought sho 

laughed Turn. "Well. v.. 
Council isn't ahmyhlv '" 

"Who is it?" Amta as 
"Who i- b Tom'.'" 

"That," he iiii.-ivnnl, poiiuiny; 
"is a member „( t 



i asked, frightened 



battling to free the human sou 
him— tell him what you he; 
Monlt'cai's ollice and why they 1 
get you out of the way!" 



glowing dryly, his thin mouth 
cruel and straight, ami two pat 
crimson glaring on his cheek hot- 
He rose quickly and smiled a 
terrible smile. "I do not like to 
what you say," he croaked, spea! 
if he were in great pain. "I m 
for myself. If it is true, then 
life is broken, and I will know t 
human spirit is abominahle. 1 1' i 
true, then look out. I will n 



ho back until Sunday 



then 



dea of how truly healthy 
and happy a human being can be — 
how overflowing with energy, dash 
and life. And it is so thoroughly nat- 
ural and simple that it accomplishes 
seemingly impossible results entirely 
without the use of drugs, medicines 
or dieting, without weights, exer- 
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forms of exercise, without massaging 
or electricity or cold baths or forced 
deep breathing— in fact, this system 
does its revolutionizing work with- 
out asking you to do anything you 
do not like and neither does it ask 
you to give up win 



How the Cells Govern Life 



in all parts of the world and in all 
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brain, a more superb, energetic body, 
stronger muscle, a more vigorous 

tive bowels, a better liver and perfect 

tion, lack of vitality— how to revi- 
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part of the body to its normal stale 
— how to recuperate the vital forces, 
— creating a type of physical and 



■ dreamed were possi- 
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personality, a superior product of the 

lioda System of body and personality l 



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"Who is it?" sh 

"Miss Wilson! 
rs. Hichens!" ca 



1 king down 






"What? 1 
to the door, and opened it a little. In 

the dim light of the turned-down gas 
.K't, she made nut a bulky liL'iin.- like the 
landlady'.- in I lie familiar junk u i appei . 

taking him! He's going. Hurry! Don't 

"Tom!" gasped Anita, clutching her 



„■ urul In. 

• «■! cloth t 



The pink wri 

in, beckoning. 
inita, fluttering t 



It was thin, under : 
long jagged 



lady 



Ann, lilted. . 
',i' n h',u"'li,". 

shock of 
, a lung ia " n 

Hand! Before she could 
was smothered, wrapped 
round in Minding folds, a 

(To be conchitial »«■.-• 



England's Man of Common Sense 



ill other branches 

One day he went f: 
mother in headquari 



prepared him. 



; command in France went to Haij> 
Robertson came to England a 
»f of the Imperial Staff. Englan. 
cs to them to win more victories, bu 
r soon their greatest test is to com 
may read or hear from the gossi) 



army were relation between 



branches. Some s 

certain, easy-gome hat.it. ot' miii.l began 
to feel uncomfoi table, and transfers 
were being quietly made. A mighty 
task this of bridging over between the 
old and the new armies, of binding 
up odds and ends! That silent man 
knew that it was a bad situation, but 
he had a square jaw. No theory, no 
fine phrases. Subordinates learned not 
t<> wa-te word-. The business was war. 

Over in London was Lord Kileheuer. 
who had troubles of his own. He was 
the organizing administrator, making 



l/.ation, so long in Hi.' making, l- 
ing at last. Sir William is the g 
overseer, as Von Falkenhayn is • 
German forces. His relation t 



; of the i 



for 



the 1 



Mich ptestige 
" :alled on "hi; 

undid the Cabinet when he prophe- 
ed that the war would last three 
'ars and that England would have to 
:ert all her strength by land as well 
■ by sea in order to win. Hi- prestige 



:o face Germany's forty 
years — every day of that two years 
* y of staggering expense and i 
I app: 



ional apprehension 



really big army. He i 









front for 
war. Its affair 

with the best that he could send them 

The One Self- Made Leader 

BIG changes were coming when the 
new army was ready, gossip whis- 



of; 

nu-'.-t capable 
\V,lb. :nl l;,. 
Ilaig. who 



of Von Falkenhayn to Von Hindenburg. 
Not only of the lead, r- of England, but 
of all Europe, he alone rose from the 
ranks. Victory will give him a rare 
distinction indeed. 

Neither Hurried Nor Worried 

WHAT a change in the British War 



thing goes on systeniai ically, 

lution -a< ibe P. .si. otli.-- 
There are many unknown Robertsons, 
younger men, whom the two years' hard 
schooling and long hours of labor have 
brought up to subordinate positions of 
responsibility; manv who would like to 
be out in the field, but are not per- 
mitted to go. Silent him.-elf. Sir Wil- 
liam likes silent nn-n around him. His 
mess at the front was noted for its 
silence. Silence becomes a professional 
habit in others from association with 

London political officialdom received 
with some 



get 



pplauded. Min- 



ment. Lincoln recognized that i. 

in Grant. Sir William slates his posi- 

and he- -tick- to ii. The wise soldier 

perts in controversy. Like 'Grant, he 
rarely tells a story. A pithy comment 
lut he is always 



cheerful, if few-worded, 
imperturbable; " 



l,,e il. 






manded the first . 
i French. While 

advantages in y 



before entering Sa 
was always for 
like Robertson, 



■ harassed by details. 



waste of words 



war he had never : 



The most impor- 
rk had been finished 
when he went down on the Hinii/ixhirr. 
With the new army now going to 
France in full force, the time bad conic 
for another change in organization to 
meet, the reojiii onients of (he situation 



■ o'clock. Actually his day has no 
nuing and no end. He has a "lot 
looking to do," as one of his as- 
ints expressed it. Occasionally lie 
age- to get an afternoon of golf. 
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assistants, whom 

France after he h 

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FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 

The Ebony Stick 



Fisher had expected. 



"J.ist : 



"You 



, Her 



friends. Don't you go a 
Mon'l v<ill go ii 'id l''v 
option on Vesuvius. : 
iii.m I i-.il c- on llu: dead cil 

"What do you me; 

1-V.lier. Imighing. though 



The land's worth 



you're to spend 

.si disconcertinrc 
e simple face of 

and spoil it all. 



"I like you, Bob. 



or two thousand dolhn-s. real momy, 
long with my tickets and such. You've 
een trying for days to find out the 

l isliei- l ( „,ked at him admiringly. 

idn't give you credit. I was fooled 

Nobody could do yon. I ought to have 

Merrill answered, 
uld be foolish to deny it's 
y ears. Now that our cards 
he tiilili'. we can go on being 
aefore. Why not. Henry?" 
i'ii." agreed Fisher h.-ariilv 
■ a drink H' you insist. Yes. 
called me. You're a good 
judge of men. Bob. You're safe any- 
int thought- 



Merrill put the list back into hi; 
pocket. He said nothing about meet 
ing Fisher ashore. Though ahead' 
dazed at thought of the strange coun 
try he was about to enter, it seemet 
best to him that be and Fisher should 

Telia would not approve of his nev 
friend. He was not so sure thai he him 
self would approve of him — on shore. 

LATE that afternoon some clouds hi 
i had been admiring in a brilliant sk> 
developed into mountain tops, and tin 
hay which is said to he the end of hu 
man endeavor lay dead ahead. Breath- 
less, for his life in the o r ,en had made 



had got from the sight of our rod 
bound coast Italy was paying back ■ 

Into his vision crept the hill < 
Posilipo, the low island of Capri. Then 

Vesuvius, crowned with its wreath 
smoke, hiking as the steel engravings 
had promised it should look 
ly the city of Naples, its 
climbing from the water's edge up 
toward the gorgeous sky. Below Merrill 
the steeraev, with true Latin 
don, cheered and wept. They had 
home again. The little Italian doctor 
came and stood at Men*:"" 
eves glowed, and he pointed 

"See." he cried. "Sei 
little patch " " 



Vesuve. That 



siuTior. That 
' he foot of 

two year- 
i. ■.■■night." 
aim- that 
lands. -ape 



flatter 



light his fla 



Late i 
tinued. Expanding, he 1 

those be had swindled; random ex- 
ample- of the many from Rio to Daw- 
son ("jtv. from Hongkonir to fiibraltar 
Bob Merrill listened. He felt that, as 
the old lady of the travel'; had predicted. 



have I seen it. I go there io-night. 

Merrill st 1. trying to realize 

in this glittering, unreal 

The liner slowed down and took aboard 
passenu'ers from a small launch that 
dew the Italian flag. The ranchman 
burned heW; u wa- time for dinner, 
but, like the others, he could eat little. 
However, Cook had commanded, so he 
made the effort. Then he went to his 
■d:ateroom for the last Time, to gather 
his hand baggage and tip his wistful 



areroorn opened suddenly and 
ished in. His face was wl 
embled. He closed the do 
in- d airain-t it. "Bob," he cri- 
arc! .tiff I'm sorry to have 
e tin-- way. But I^can't hel 

"Wha?s up?" a §Sril] asked. 



'!!„- ! 






smoking room, were crowded now with 
many men traveling on many errands. 
Still daily in each other's company, the 



Fisher. 

-ecretary at the consulate- 
Kioto three years ago. I 



He paused, very shaky. 

"I get thi< way," he apologize* 

e thought of arrest. They've 



feel 



You 



Xl 



Bob, 



nythieal acres j„ It«1v. Hi* tongue 
,vas often oily in praise of Merrill as a 
judg.- of men; but mo-ily he confided. 



I'm a pretty poor thing 

a man— like you. I pretend, but. Cod. 

I'm afraid." Heshuddeied. "You won't 

back in lik. second class, a)ll ] u -o ashore 
Maybe 






want to say good-by 



ashore would thir 



remember old 1- i-lic-r by." 



l uuickly. "Keep 






Rock, they sailed ; 



now purple, always 



coverings. 



On 



h,,m 



„ of the fourteen! 

'■■''■' " r Ihe.r i, v F- her asked 

-ee the typewrit'en page that he 
Cook'- directions for Merrill, and 1 
•t-idied it fur several minutes. 

"Our paths may cross again," he e: 



began Merrill 



sti aight." cried Fisher hurt. 

"Not at all." said Me. rill. "Tl 
Henry. I'll keep it. Thanks." 

"A present from Fisher," whin 

met that he couldn't swindle. For 
what you are, Bob: the shre 

wisest man I ever struck. Keep the 

-tick - and good-bv." 

He held out his band. Merrill took it 
"Good-by. Henry," he said. "If yon 
.raight— good luck." 



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slipped out. With a look about to 
make sure thai In- had forgotten nolh- 
ing, Merrill opened the door and fol- 
lowed. In his hand he carried the 
ebony walking -lick; it was indeed a 
beautiful gift. ;uid lie lonked down at it 
with pride. The gold elephant of the 
handle was very kii ge. hut not too large 
for a hand that had for ten years 
branded rattle in Texas. 

Merrill went on deck. Dusk had 



"My most profound apology," -aid 
e stranger, "thai. 1 must thus dis- 
rb you. But it is of the greatest 



Y^'^2 






Like 



■■!>;.;:■*, ' 



along the water trout, 
mainly lover sidling up to the lady of 
his (dunce, the liner \v;i- making clumsy 
efforts to duek. On the pier where they 
were shortly to land a black mass of 



leaky uaft 
dusk, 



talian read. 'This 
Merrill answered. 



HE Italian shrugged 



with its eternal menace and 
il romance, and over all the 
iturday night i n Naples! Bob 
heart beat fast. Truly, this 
ind to come to in search of 



iier. Refore the pas- 
a-hore their baggage 
nto that now howling 



Tl 
and walked 

glancing at Mi 

"""If ymi 'm 
he cried, "how 



from excitable li 
speak his langua 
began to I 
Then h< 
hand. A gift 
be swindled. 1 
wondered. He hoped 



! he -miled pleasantly. But 






such a man, he 



hoping when some one gave 1 



ling the contents. 



n their 
to theil 



And those delighted Neapolita 

were quick to realize his state of mil 
Hu/.ci] Americans had once been 



stretched out in i 



before Merrill's startled eye-. 
Italian spread the papers ■ 



forces. Infoi 
country with 




fERRILL passed 1 



the station, and 

left 'for Rome as per the pn-mi- 

rhed his 

destination at dusk, and the capital 



cabman, landed 

nade to Cook 



long the 



moonlight, 

was given a room looking 

Via National, and all nig! 

nittle of trolley cars broke in upon his 

sleep. Yet just behind his (ml ,-1 the luin- 

of Nero's time lay white beneath the 

moon, and across the famous Tiber the 

great dome of St. Peter'- >tood guard. 

He awoke next morning from his 
disturbed slumber- a happy man. By 
evening he wn- to gaze again into the 
eves that had ^> agitated Ills bosom 
in far-off Texas; In- was to hear that 
«-oicc which had I. .en raised to such 
nieio, lions effect in a dozen church 
choirs. Celia was lovely, she was femi- 
nine, she was his. 

He had just Ion-bed shaving when 

u-W.uiV A'-ivnmny a bellboy 



ME 
dazed « 

"Look here," lie saiu, "l m 
anything about this. That 



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,,„d M>,ne -lore more plausible. Itmat- 
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complelelv. Prison, signor, and— per- 
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"Prison nothing. It would take ■ 
bundled like you In put me there." _ 

■'Then the hoodie. I -hall he ioiin : 

"Pm leaving for Florence this aft. ■ 
noon. I've an apnomtment there: w.ta 
;i lady." Merrill faced him belple- . 

"Let us hope the lady is not too 
.-banning." -neeied the other. "It ymI 



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stiek. ' He looked out on that foreign 
scene that had made him so childishly 

He would be taken where few spoke Ins 
language, and his .'xplanuthm was weak 



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called a line in a play he had 
"Italian prisons are devilishly ur 
fortable." Meanwhile Celia would 

I'nedilened, wuel mI 

~3me, signor," urged the little 

SUDDENLY into Merrill's 
flashed a statement made to 



effect that no Italian nfheial ■ 
a l.ril.r. Jijj hi i v offered. He t 
looked the Italian in the eve. 
•'.See here-," he said, "you 
your country's honor. That' 
ain't it? What will you yet 
King me off to jail? Nothing 

drop I might make you 



PTEMBER 9, 191(5 

the cable would probably reach Texas 
at an even earlier hour than that at 
which it was sent, and predicted that 
the answer would come hack hy eve- 
ning at the latest. Merrill cheered 
greatly to hear this. But we have seen 
how that cablegram was swept into the 
■ to him discard on the desk of Ma.ior TYtlfair. 
le course The limn came when tin- ranchman was 
is to the due by his promise to Cook to start 
'as above for Florence, and there had been no 
rned and word from Texas. He was ...impelled 
to send Celia a telegram stating that 
ve saved he was delayed. All the next day and 
. enough, the next he waited, fuming, wondering. 
by drag- Cook's arrangement served him no 



It is unworthy 
s," said Merrill. 



The i 






■ said. "No, signc 

e L'unu- closer. "Ten thousand lire." 
added -i.ftlv. "Not a i/eli tesimi !.'--.." 
"Two thousand dollars." Merrill an- 
■ered. "You've got your nerve. Take 






the t 



11, "take your money, quick, before 

in you. You caught me with the 

goods, and no mistake. How about that 

e," said his companion. "To Italy 
true. The plans. I destroy them." 
d, standing there on the street 

r. he tore into -hreds the papers 
Merrill had been carrying in the ebony 

You might give me the cane," sug- 
gested Merrill. "I'd sort of like to 

" " thousand pardons." the Italian 
;red. "It is not good you should 
it. A stick of this style: it is better 
of— a spy." 



[i:i-:i:il I -t : looking after him, 
chag -I that he had been so ea-V. 

knowing in his heuit that ho had 
ie (he ..nly wis,- thing. To be dragged 

' evidence was -... hopelessly against 
him, would have been unthinkable at 
his time. Money came quickly at the 
anch, and Celia's companv weighed 
iL'itilist ten thousand live easilv tipped 
he scales. He hop,-,!, however, that he 
oiild keep the [natter from the boy.- at 



I he sent his cable to Dick asking 
mother thousand. Fortunately he 
able to charge it, though this was 
ncluded in the scheme of Cook, and 
:new that now he could not leave 
Rome until his money came. 

The hole! p„,te,- explained to him 
at owing to the different i„ lime 



threads among the ' gold," anil thus 
wake the major to his forgotten duty. 

M-arhed Rome, and B 
relieved, paid his bill 
; four o'clock t 



On 



vas crowded 
second-class compartment along 
'- - army officers and what app 

j an Italian honeymoon. The after- 



it aloi _ 

what appeared 

the w; 



Italy Rut 
icy waited Celia. 
sit and dream, 
! of the country, 
II sides of him. 



caught as you are caught, have com- 
municated. It does little good. There 
are negotiations — what you call red 
tape — a long time is taken. Meanwhile 
you wait m prison." 

Merrill pau-ed He cursed Henry 
Howard Fi-du-r under his breath. He 
thought ot Celia— ..f her happy, eaevr 
letter that had Leon waiting for him 
at Naples. 

"All right." he said. "Come over to 

my letter of credit. I'd like to tight this, 



all .-bowed his 



; lady who was within. 

FOR three hours Merrill sat in his 
cramped -onier, and then he decided 
lu income one of the walkers in the cor- 
ridor. He Strolled up and down several 
tunes, stretching his legs. His path led 



meats at tile farther end of the car. 
One of these had its door closed, its 
curtains drawn. Pausing reflective! V 
outside. Merrill eaught a glimpse he- 
gray and natty spat-. They seemed 
-oinehow farmliai'. (ioing the Italians 
one better, he deliberately stooped and 

his ease in a coiner, the sole occupant, 

he beheld Mr, Henry llmvual Fisher! 

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friend. At sight of the ranch- 
man Fisher's eyes narrowed, but he 
leaped to his f w l i 1: ,o,dinl erecting. 

"By Gad." he cried, "if it isn't Bob 
Merrill. I thought you had left for 
Florence several day? ago. Your tickets 
from Cook—" 

"I had an accident." said Merrill. 

"So sorry. What happened?" 

"Those little plans you gave me, 
Henry, along with the ebony stick. Of 
course you haven't heard— " 

"Flans— what plans? Si 
Fisher thrust Merrill d.o 
■-eat opposite. "Hot in he 
He took off the light-gra 
was wearing to protect 
-"--■efrom the star 
notice it — devi 

•- accident, Bob?' 
threw the duster on the baggage 
above his head. His aim was good, 
luck was against him. For Bob ] 
mill's eyes, following the duster, 
that from one end of it there still 
truded a large gold elephant, the 1 



handsome « 



with Fish^r'.- 



i>n.;hieiied gaze upon In 

last into his simple. unsu-peeUnir mind 
(here Hashed the truth regarding th-- 
game that had been played on him. 
Hot anger swept into his heart. Fisher, 
watching, one eye on the door, saw and 
shuddered. 

"Well'.'" repeated Merrill sharply. He 

Henry, you're shivering again. Like 
you were on the boat that last day. All 
gone inside, eh? Afraid God. 

replied Merrill. "I'm 



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"What are y 
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Each of these tobaccos plays its own part 
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: I' T E M B E R 



"You 



Henr; 



lything," Fisher 

nswered. "Come, 
an." The anger 



afraid of the jabbering bunch 

Ihousand years, if von '11 think hack, 
Henry, you'll recall I paid high in Rome 
to keep away from them, innocent 
though I was. No, Henry: it won't be 

WITH visible relief, Fisher sank back 

changed when Men ill added, looking; at 
him critically: 

"Not the police, but — you and me are 
alone here, Henry. I could break you 
in two with one hand, and throw the 
pieces out thai window. That's what I 
ought to do, I guess. But I'm a tender- 



no cry-baby," said Merrill. "You 
roll. That's about the end of 
in't sure I didn't have it coming 



spoke (if. Poetic justice, I suppose it 

is." His face was hitler as he reached 

from your old friend Fisher," he 



smiled Merrill. 

"No!" snarled Fisher. "No! The 

old presentation speech still stands." 
Men ill paused a M-vomt, thoueht i'utlv. 
"I'll lie going hack to my second-class 



He went out int.. the n.n-idor, gru>n- 
inehis prize. 1'Vher followed him M the 
door. "Damn you!" he cried. "Why 
didn't you stick to that Cook's sched- 
ule'. 1 I hanked on it. I said nothinir on 
Hod's LTeen earth could switch vou." 

"From now on," Merrill answered, 
"nothing will. You've got my route, I 
guess. Don't get in my way again. 
Good-by." 



I5LS 



■■ ......jh' i.. spnne ilie r;itch 

mat, snouici open the head of the stick 
hut, ignorant of the secret, his efforts 
were in vain. In another moment he 
was surrounded by a restless crowd 



"It' enlivens 
miUed Fish.o. 



five nights workinj 

pagne district as I 

Henry, tell me all 

WhYwasTe? °Wh 

"An ex-guide," 

are dull days for t 



"Firenze, 

k, you ti-ave it to the "By L^.llv. lie ni-iin-; Klorenco." Mei- 

i'I swindle. Ry (iad, nil cried, and his thoughts were no 
■e full of humor." longer of walking sticks as he dove in 

work lu.iniiir." ad- to get his baggage. 



she left Texas to win fame and 

ne, she seemed standing there; hut 

-warming smile. Bob Merrill over- 
d citizens to reach her side. 
?lia," he cried. "Let me hear you 
it. You want me more than 



undred. He 



cattle game. I wonder i 
you've got ten thoi.i-.and I 
lying. Mi.-aking pet-on — ' 



ia oTb 



icateitiogly. 

, hrs ro-e lm 
"Itol'd you 



"Sean 



Hel 



rill shook his head. 
"Besides, rm no pickpocket. Henry, it 
begins toh.uk as though I'll just have to 
take my medicine and shut up. After 
all, I've got something out of the deal. 
I'll look out for the next man that 
flatters me. What a convincing liar you 



!.'■■■. oid I- he took her in 
kissed her. The Italian 
tional people, and the see 



followed .Merrill thought little of the 

related Ins adventure to his wife. Italy 
decked itself in the glad habiliments of 
summer for their honeymoon; the sea 
wa- glittering glass when tliev sailed 
over it for home. The last week in 
Jiilv I. n night, i hem, happv, once more to 
the Silver Star. 

ON a certain very hot morning early 
in August, Clay Garrett opened the 
door of that Texas hank as the clock on 



ephed I l-hel 

I look- al a , 






"And yon' was just plain lying," 

i,.i,,g .1 gteat imlge of men, and nobody 
culd kindle me-" 



Merrill, 

n ebony stick in his hand. 

Major Tellfair rose quickly in wel- 
ime as Merrill entered the presi- 
ent's office. Certain formalities about 
le day and the Silver Stat being di- 
osed of, Meirill held up his wall 

tick. "Major," he said, "I 






And — " he glanced 



get puffed up aga 

toward the gold elephant above him — "Of course I_ do," said the ^ major. 

"there is a little something you can d( " ' ' " 

I'll always Le' reminded I'm the casies' 



Mei rill softie, 
nit stick: I want 
eminder— to kei 






"Indeed, sir, I am verv glad to boar it." 
"You know, I was so all-fired taken 
,-irh the joys of matrimony I didn't pay 



' Fisher screamed. He But last 



. MeM'ill tilled - 



denly the huge fingers of 
man's left band engulfed 
He did not speak again, ' 
eyes that looked Up e ' 
denly with a deep respect. 

"Bov," said Merrill, "I could break 
you in two. Don't rile me. It ain't 
much I ad;, just the ebony stick 

■■ VII nelit," em-eled In-her, and Mei- 
rill let go. "I'm full of I hat luutnn you 



out at the ranch I got to 

fooling with it, and the handle came 
off." Merrill reached into his pocket, 

paper before his friend. "Major, as my 
b.uik.r, what am I going to do with 

'''Ah'-i.m— " Major Tellfair studied 



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Why they're Sensible 

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1 Ml. ire comfort ill a ilelienlelv lial 
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Test the Lightning Primer 



@ i BLACK SHELLS 

( >i her u -1 - [.rove other points in 
which The Black Sh-.!l, exeel. 



That slick Fisher told 
ked where I'd never get 
s wrong— dead wrong." 



"Major. I'm a happy i 
nod lo Ihe UiK-t girl 



and I 






guy to get me." 

lighted," beamed the major. 
"That was a lucky meeting <>f vours: 
that second one with Fisher. It begins 
to look like my hoy Clay hurst into 

.-ollg ;it jiM tin- 1 Iglll dalo and locality." 

"That's Hue.- agned Merrill. "I'd 
almost forgotten that. Yes. sir— Clav 
surely launched into 'Silver Threads 
Among the Col.]' at what they call the 
psychology,! m.. merit. By the way, how 
about this stufF?" 

"I'll scud it to New York to-day," the 



get, Bob." 

Merrill rose. 

"Thanks." he said. "Just put it to my 
account, major. I'm a happy man. But 
I mustn't get stuck on myself: that was 
the way I got done before." 

He returned to the banking room; 
Clay Garrett was loafing amiably near 
the door. Merrill removed a Toll of hills 
from his pocket, took a twenty-dolkir 
note from the top, and pressed it into 
the 11,'gro's hand. 

"That's yours, day," he said. 

Clay staggered weakly. 

'TV de Lawd's sake. Mistuh Bob, 
what's this?" 

"Just a few lire fur you, Clay — 

"Liar? What yo-all mean — liar? 

"No offense." laughed Merrill. "I 
just want you to have it, Clay. I like 
your singing." 

a dazed hut happy negro leaning un- 
steadily again -i a marble post. 



A Doctor's Point of View 

HYDROPHOBIA : : BY JOHN B. HUBER, M. D. 



THERE are hydrophobia • 
Let us hope they will ne 
placed where they will have 



ex- effect. And 



ill medical experience; 
lity, when the Pasteur 
not availed, is practi- 
cally one hundred per cent. Hydropho- 
engendered by the bite of a rabic 

:i Iran-mined 



biting animal ' 



lonths of 1914, fortv-t 
sn by cats in New Yoi 
lie Pasteur inoculatioi 



The : 






rabic. However, 



biting dog- 

ihysician for 
1 and treated 



nd 



■realure should be killed 



Or 



examinations, proved rabic. 

Symptoms of Rabies 

DR. G. G. RAMBAUD, of the Pasteur 
Institute in New York, thus de- 
scribes the behavior of a rabic dog: 
There arc two forms of the disease — the 
furiant and the dumb. In the furiant, 
violent, irritable form the disposition 

The dog 




. .or the "Negri bodies" which are 
practically a surety of the disease ex- 
ing, since they appear in Ofi per cent 
the rabic animals examined. 
Immediately rabies i 



■ a-Mired 



disappear from 



uaiSfy 1 

days. There 






ady appeared, 
e appearance 



incubation period is fro 



Tiagmary objects. It may 
its master. The appearance 
b or paralytic form of the 



istour treatment, with. mt waiting for 
ibies to be iliagim-ed in Ihe animal. 
■■•ides ihe original l'a-teur Institute 
N'ew Yink there are at least, twenty 
hers in nineteen of our States: anil 
e Pasteur inoculating material 



Public Health Service at Wa-hingtnn. 
where one can learn ul-o which i- the 
station nearest him. The New York 

( ity Health 1 b-j.a) t men t gives or pro- 



fit Hiking, however, is i 



by un.sl.eady gall; then conies dropping 
of the lower jaw and finally general 
paralysis, with death in from four to 
eight days after the appearance of the 
The dumb or paralytic 



quiet and secluded 



rjiin- 



Preventative Measures 



ickly piogres- 
5 from the be- 

essed, seeking 

;tuded plj 

thiee day 

symptoms here given 



and die 






and consequently hydrn- 
lankind, is by inexorable 
procedures: by having 

II dogs registered, tagged, tpiaran- 
ned, or leashed and muzzled; by 
.akmg their owner- legally responsi- 



"'Ha's" the U mi 
reduce hydrophobia' 



ptured and lethal- 

muz/.ling of dogs served to 



are tairly aj 

horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, rats,' 
wolves, foxes, bears, skunks, jackals, 



nel of Dr. Walter Poet of New York 

poked out this member between the 
pickets of the run. The wounded setter, 
developed 



being eoiihued and wu 



in which the 
'1\2 patients I 
Department lei 



killed. 

perfectly health v. Under 
■iiciimstances the bite on its 
t easily have been unnoticed 
I. to the possible and most 



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WHAT 







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with Warner-Lenzes. For city and country driving they surpass 
the headlight with the blinding rays. 
'The time is coming, if not already here, when the glaring headlights must go. 
They are entirely unnecessary for night driving. 

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I 




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We have now had some ten months of matchless experience with the Hud- 
son Super -Six. First, on speedways— in official tests— where it proved 
its supremacy over any other stock car built. Then in hill -climbing, 
where it did what no other car has done. Then in endurance, which has 
never been approached. Then in the hands of 15,000 owners. As a re- 
sult of that experience, we think we can safely bring you this assurance. 



Never Out -of- Date 

The Hudson Super-Six, in all probability, 
will never be out-of-date. We see no way to 
better it. It is so close to perfection that bet- 
terments must be slight. 

We have ceased to make season models. 
This is not the Super-Six of 1916 or of 1917. 
It is the all-time Super-Six. We have ordered 
parts and materials to build 30,000 more like 
the 15,000 out. 

Styles may change in bodies somewhat. 
That no man can tell. But in all essentials 
the present Super-Six seems the permanent 
monarch of Motordom. 

Always the Car Ahead 

The present owner of a Super-Six is always 
the man ahead. That is, if he cares to be. He 
keeps ahead without driving faster, because of 
his quick pick-up. And because of his hill- 
climbing power. He is ruler of the road. 

He can do in any situa- 
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excel. And.any friend who I 
claims the best car must , 
accept the Super-Six. 

He has a long-lived car, 
as our endurance tests have 
shown. 

He has a car of great 
reliability, as proved in 
many an abusive test. He 
has a smooth-running car, 
a flexible, comfortable car. 



The Luxury You Want 

You will find in the Super-Six all the beauty 
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You find grace and harmony in every part. 
The famous "stream-line" design — introduced 
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No small part of the wonderful demand for 
the Super-Six is due to its dominating dis- 
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it because of its charm of appearance rather 
than for its admitted mechanical superiority. 
So — to wonderful performance you add 
exceptional beauty. To power and flexibility 
you add the pride of ownership that comes 
with the possession of a car of such high 
repute. 

Ask the Proud Owners 
Ask the owners — they are all about you. 
There are 15,000 now. Most of them are old- 
time motorists. They know how cars com- 
pare. 

Ask them if they would 
go back to a car with a 
lesser motor in it. 

If not, follow their exam- 
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this top-place motor in it. 
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PATENTS^' ^|^^™"'T AS ' W 



The Modern Judgment of Solomon 



Jltl ivian Lurry was sti 

'o' see that? Theotema 
There must have b 



"Well, don't go to 

overlook that fourth 
Pitkin. "No trin now 



celebrating and 
"' ordered 

paddock 



The Cricket, she 



To such as were simple cirhi^ 
expect a crooked man to re 

.-traighl answers I" t'ot.li.-li <|i.iest 



■ irici'ii sleeves horn, (3) 



i to find it there i 

t. Had the jud 
; bay colt they i 

lue to a powerful pull 



chen 



presiding judge 






linted 



"Yes, they'i 
.ate judge. "Laredo's quitting already. 
.'o\\. then, you hounds, come on! Whose 

largo and covering half the track. At 
ic sixteenth pole a hold man would 
aw he-ilated to pick the winner; m- 
eed, it looked to be anybody's race. 
ith the sole exception of The Cricket, 
jlkinp far in the rear. It was Gabe 
uhnson who saw that the wraps were 
'.ill about Mose's wrists, but it was 
'Id Man Curry who chuckled tu hnn- 
?lf as the horses passed the paddock 
ate, and it was Shanghai, Curry's 



ngle length separated the first 

ig colors of Gabriel Johnson. 

cutting it tme, very fine, but 
! had an ej 



the mount unci 
)f a second. Those who we 



cherry jael- 



.vas over. Jockey Mose- 
irought a despised t.i.ii- 

ninc-r by half a length. 



ing at his chief, "wh: 
that? The winner hi 
he? Think the old 



this J. .IK- is a better boy t 



from Shanghai, bet- 
i judge, look- 



nolhing. 



place, so give him a nice ride 
declare you in with a piece 
dough. Eh? Never you mind; 

and Calloway will go out in fr 
always does. Lay in behind h 
stay there till you get to the 1 

hard drive under whip and spur, 
it to him good and plenty fr 
quarter pole home. Don't try 1 



rpHIS was the race 
Ithis was the Pitkin a 
planned. Imagine, the 
dumb amazement at 



the spectacle of 



place, losing ground in spite < 



■<in bank roll, scattered in all 
ionis between Seattle and San 
tossed to the winds, burned 



of the race— Hartshorn won it in a 

neck-and-neck drive with Callow, .y just 
s bay colt past 



sixteenth pole — and i 
lin again at the noir 






"ul showing. 

■-iNow, sir, " sum the p;e-idmu- judge- 
Mr Pitkin. We've overlooked a lot °of 
things that we didn't Jike — a lot of 
things. I figured this 



He 



like ; 



the 



. for that?" 
"Why, judges," 
'I — I don't account for 
ount for it. The colt' 

"And you thought hi 

""Why" s 



, judge 
n, why 






price, I mean, judges 
was anybody's busine 

Let's see the tickets.' 



I right— and I'm 
i.i trie ..ni nigger nnallv won a race." 
"The ('mi. - would have walked 

Sciate'judgif 



of telegrams, but the judges had 
actly where they had been want- 
get him and they gave him a 
nhappy ten minutes. At the end 



[• other. "Well, I'm glad 
:y finally put one over!" 
people seemed glad of it, e' 



business." Cleared hi- lino;, I and proumMiCed r 



period the presiding judge 

lis throat and pronounced sen- 

"Your entries are refused from 

ned off this 

-oniewllcn' 



ing another drink — b 



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*'0h, you've heard about it already, 

have v..u'.'" u-ked 1'itkin dully. 

"Heard whut?" And Gabe did not 

"We've cut tiif gate— been warned 
on": entries refused." 

"Glory!" ejaculated ihe aged ti aui<_ i . 

■■'\Vh:,t-'- ih.'ii -■■■"~ii..ui.-.l Pitkin. "Why, 
yr, u black hound, I'll—" 

"Yo' won't do nuthin'!" said Gabe 
stoutly. "Pitkin, yo' an' me is through; 
yo' an' me is done/ Yo' made me 
all the trouble yo' even goin' make. 
Xe\' time they ketches yo' cheat in' mi 
a race track 1 hopes they shoot yo' 



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yo 'reckon Sol'mun 

not suffer the soul 

' quoted 

man, out ne casieth away 

en!" said old Gabe. "An' a 

' eustin' away been done Ihis 
Mist' Curry, I'm quit hoss 
w, but yo' the whites' man 1 

a y with you!" laughed Curry. 



hen he sat down from 
bale of hay and took stock of his gone, 



•It was sort o' risky/ When a man 

him, anything is liable to happen to 

ihi- l.duk mil in two, Gabe and here'> 
your bit. Shanghai's a goad hettin' 
commissioner, eh?" 

Old Gabe'-. eyes biilf'd as he con- 
templated the size o|' his fortune. 

"All yours- an' vou bettter nut miss 
that six ..'clock train. Never can tell 
what'll happen, y. .1.1 know, Gabe. Pit- 
kin will keep G.'iietal Duval, I reckon?" 

Gabe gr I I'rom ear to ear. 



prnached, leading 
"Huh?" grunti 



id Pitkin, emerging 
n study. "Yes, he's 

Well, he lef thisyer Gen'al Duval 



■ stupid nic Iitn-r which 



stall. The 
his hold oi 

elf- Hard, 



"but he got both 



halter and si ip 

"G'long with . 

Then, and not until then, did Henry 
M. Pitkin begin to estimate his misG.s- 

tune correctly, for the bay cult which had 

General Duval and carried the racing 
colors of Gabriel Johnson to their first 

anil only victory marched straight into 
Sergeant Smith's stall and thrust bis 



Past the Breakers 

BY GEORGE STERLING 

) hilll of voices and s> 
o/ s«uj)liire and calm, 



1AW 



coRRf;sro\i>!-.N<:E 



I ltd I mud: ■•Willi the sen and wind I 

■will mix my body and soul, 
Vhcre the breath of the planet drires 



gulls in shrieking flight — 
Til! the i.-ind was sharp in my face, " 

pure and strong in its sweep 
Fran, the smokeless dome of the WO 

and a thousand leagues of the de 

The breakers rose before me where i 

Eaeh in its calmed robe, fronting i 

The singing waves of the sea, clt 
beyond nil of clean, 

Ucanllfiil, s»<ft, all. r. nntlnlant, ftp 



And I flung we forth at their strength, 
at their might of motion and sound. 

Till the foam bolts stung tny brow and 
the foam chains ringed me around. 

And the hissing ridges ran like dragons 



enclied and released 
to moments of respite and balm! 
Splendid, yoting, and eternal, from 



Furious, swift, they 



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!ts clasp was sharp on my limbs yet 

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So for a space I lived with life intense 

Far from the human swarm and mortal 

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/. the foam of the earth, assailed by the 



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Till the salt, wild waters boiled and the I 

spray was thin on the blast, 
And the undertow swept out, laughing j 

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